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Saturday, October 10, 2009


The Maasvlakte is (or used to be) a hardcore spot. Very nice conditions with south to southwest winds. But soon the Maasvlakte will be no more. Expansion of the harbour of Rotterdam demands more land and less water. Probably in a few years a new spot will pop up on the newly created coast, but till then we'll have to settle with the other spots along the coast. On the picture you can see the newly created land. All the water in the front is going to be land.

On the one hand I am proud of the Dutch engineering, that has a long history of claiming land from the seas and lakes dating back to the beginning of the 17th century. It made our little country famous around the world. But on the other hand, claiming land from the seas makes me feel kind off sad. For several years this coastline will be closed for people and all we can do is hope that in the end this new coastline delivers an awesome new spot. And especially for me, a spot that might work well with west wind (coming from the right)....

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