Bloeiend Zijpe 2012

This year the Blooming Zijpe event was held on 29th of April.
Just like the other years before I wrote in myself one week before the event was held.
This time it was also a test because I did not practice enough for the 4 days of Alkmaar and so I good see if my feet will accept this.
Til now I only practiced 17 Km in two stages and now I shall do 20 Km.
Also like other years I was early in Callantsoog gereden where I good start at 07:30.
This time I finished again around 11.30 , so that went very smooth, without much practice.
Because I started that early there where not much people in front of me and good I take nice pictures of the tulipfields.
This year there where more fields blomming then the other times I walked here, this was because the cold weather early this year so the fields start later to bloom.
This time the weather was very stormy and also cloudy, when I drove home it also started to drizzle.
Again the routes went a little different then other years but still the 20 Km went through the Wildrijk.
This is a small forestarea near Sint Maartenzee what is held by the foundation Landschap Noord-Holland.
Do you wanna know more about The Wildrijk or this foundation go then to there website www.landschapnoordholland.nl
The distance you could walk here where
7,5  , 15, 20 and 30 Km , also you good do 40 Km but that
was on your own responsibility  through the nature reserve park called het Zwanenwater.
On the 20 Km you walk for 95% over the bulbfields and you only get some asphalth when you cross a street to get in the next buldfield.
At the stamp post you can get refreshments for a little price.
I like this walk so much that when I have the time I will walk it every year.
Again I had a nice walk this year.
So I say, see you next year.

 

This are the pictures of 2012.




 

The walk from last year is down there

Blooming Zijpe 2011

Also this year you good walk on the 1th of May the Blooming Zijpe event.
And also like last year this was again a good practice for the four days of Alkmaar event.
Early in the morning i went on my way to Callantsoog where i good start to walk 20 Km.
I wanna to do 30 Km, but again I had to start working at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.
I started at 7.45 and was back around 11.30 , so that was a fast walk.
Because I started on time where there not many other walkers in front of me.
This year again there where enough bulbfields who where still blooming, so I enjoyed my view very much.
Also the weather was better this year, the sun was shining but there was a chilly wind blowing.
A nice surprise was that they changed the route a little, so this year the 20 Km went also through a small forest called "Het Wildrijk ".
Het Wildrijk lays close to the town off Sint Maartenzee and was the first property off Foundation Landscape North-Holland.
If you want to know more about Het Wildrijk or this foundation you can look on there website www.landschapnoordholland.nl ( only i Dutch )
The distances you could do here where 7,5  , 15, 20 and 30 Km , also you good do 40 Km but that
was on your own responsibility  through the nature reserve park called het Zwanenwater.
On the 20 Km you walk for 95% over the bulbfields and you only get some asphalth when you cross a street to get in the next buldfield.
At the stamp post you can get refreshments for a little price.
I like this walk so much that when I have the time I will walk it every year.

So I say to you, see you next year in Zijpe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This are the pictures from 2011.




 

This year I made also some short movies from the blooming fields when I walk by.
I put them on youtube and this are the links to those movies.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWglabNqtXU

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBUy80POKCE

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRhMSfZsDao

www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_b2Unr68Cc

 

 

The walk from last year is down there

Blooming Zijpe 2010

On the first of May the tulipfields where open for walkers again to walk blooming Zijpe.
The week before I wrote myself in to walk there.
It was also time to practice because the four days of Alkmaars is coming fast closer by and I did not practice enough yet.
So I went on time to the town of Callantsoog where i good start for 20 Km what I want to do.
I like to do like last year 30 Km but I had to be back on time for my work, what started on 3 pm.
I good start around 7.45 and was back again around 11.15 , so that went fast enough I think.
Its very nice walking when you almost walk alone. ( only 3 others in front of me )
Because the winter stayed long in the Netherlands, where the tulipfields later then last year blooming.
Some of the tulip fields where not yet blooming, they where almost starting to bloom.
So this year you good even more enjoy the different colours, a pity the weather was not that good.
It was very cloudy and after the intersection of the 30 and the 20 Km I get some rain from mother nature.
More luck was there for the late starters, because when I came back at the start the sun was starting to shine.
I enjoyed my self very much again this year and I got my first official practice Km.
The distances you could do here where
7,5  , 15, 20 and 30 Km , also you good do 40 Km but that
was on your own responsibility  through the nature reserve park called het Zwanenwater.
On the 20 Km you walk for 95% over the bulbfields and you only get some asphalth when you cross a street to get in the next buldfield.
At the stamp post you can get refreshments for a little price.
I like this walk so much that I thinking about to do this every year.
Maybe once I will be so lucky that the bulbfields are blooming like grazy ( like this time ) and have some beautifull weather next to it.
So I say to you, See you next year.

 


The pictures down here shows you enough what you can expact when you walk overhere.

 

 




This year I made also some short movies from the blooming fields when I walk by.
I put them on youtube and this are the links to those movies.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Me9GdyJf24

www.youtube.com/watch?v=I19m8a7wT0k

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBFejqAPtFU

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EYLxAspoIk

www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8RwjkbVsKQ

 

 

The walk from last year is down there

 

 

Blooming Zijpe 2009

I had the weekend off so I want to do an extra practice walk, by looking at the Dutch walking site
www.wandelkalender.nl I good see if there was anything in the neighborhood to walk.
That's how I found this event Bloeiend Zijpe in my province Noord-Holland.
You could very easy apply for this event by internet or at the day when it was held at the start.
But that's only when there are walking cards left because there's a limit off walkers.
I wrote my self in through the internet for 30 Km, what I found out was very though to do because
you are walking through the bulb fields what almost is the same as walking over sandy beaches.
They call it Blooming Zijpe because off the flower fields in the area, and for a whole month, from the 4th April till
the 10th of May everything is build around the flower bulb industry, what is very surprising big business over here.
In this period off a month they organize all kinds off things, like a skate tour, painting workshops
a picture and art exhibit, a bicycle tour and this one day walking event.
This year they organized it for the 4th time, and what I heard was that there were around 4000 participants.
On this walking day 50 landowners
will give permission to cross their fields on foot, to give the walkers the opportunity
to get closer to the flowers ( tulips, hyacinth and narcissus ) and ask
explanations about the bulb cultivation.
The different distances brings the walkers through various nature reserve area's like het Wildrijk
and the Nollenland off Abbestede.
It was very beautiful to walk through the fields, but it good even been better because from a lot off flowers
the flower heads where already chopped of.
But that's nature you can't control that, because off the very warm month of April the nature started blooming
very fast in a short time en because the bulbs are a product, the flower growers had to chop off the
flower heads to give the bulb itself the opportunity to grow
.
That's why the organization changed the route on the last moment to give the walkers a better route
through more blooming fields ( species who bloom later ).
I had an very good day and did some extra practice kilometers.
The distances you could do here where
7,5  , 15, 20 and 30 Km , also you good do 40 Km but that
was on your own responsibility  through the nature reserve park called het Zwanenwater.
Not everybody started from the same location, the 15 Km started somewhere else
but when you walk the 20 or 30 Km you will cross there route.
The route runs for 90% over the bulb fields. So there's very little pieces of asphalt.
At the stamp post you can get refreshments for a little price or like I
had at the first stamp post on the 30 Km, a cup with lemonade and a apple for free.
Can only say it was a very good organized 1 day event on a surprising nice location.
Here I will come back for sure, so see you in the future at Blooming Zijpe.

 

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Updated on 23th of jun '12