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From above the clouds

I prefer window seats on airplanes for a number of reasons, one of them being that I can take pictures. Here's a selection.

Wintry Holland

Just before landing at Schiphol Airport, the plane crossed the Noordzeekanaal, flying over 'Westelijk Havengebied' Westpoort to land at the Zwanenburglaan. There were 24 passengers on board and I had a nice chat with one of the air hostesses.

--- 13 February 2021, Amsterdam (NL) ---

Noordzeekanaal in wintry circumstances

Noordzeekanaal in wintry circumstances

Dutch windmills

A bit different than you might expect, but off IJmuiden there's a load of windmills, with the tips of their blades each of them 100 metres above the waves of the North Sea. Funded by a Danish firm if I'm right..

--- 13 Feb 2021, North Sea off IJmuiden (NL) ---


Cantabrian mountain ridge

It's an enormous contrast with the image took a few hours earlier, but this ridge in the north of Spain is impressive nevertheless.

--- 13 Feb 2021, Cantabria (E) ---

Cantabria from the air

Lanzarotean volcans

Leaving Lanzarote on a clear day the left side of the plane offered a splendid view of Teseguite and Teguise, the former capital of this Canarian island.

--- 6 Jan 2019, Teguise (E) 👁 more lanzarote ---

Teguise from the air


Beautiful view of the snowy Cantabrian mountains in the north of Spain in December, in low light, on our way to the Canarian archipelago.

--- 17 Dec 2017, Cantabria (E) ---



Minutes before landing at La Palma, it was pure luck to see a gap in the cloud cover popping up and see Spain's highest mountain peak, El Teide at Tenerife.

--- 19 Dec 2008, La Palma off Santa Cruz (E) 👁 more la palma ---

Asparagus field near Giersbergen

Leaving Trapani

Vincenzo Florio Airport in Sicily, shortly after take-off, beautiful view on the harbour and a mountain range.

--- 22 Oct 2016, Trapani (I) ---

Airport Vincenzo Florio Sicily Trapani

Just a glimpse

This is what I am always looking forward to: the moment I hear the engines are being put into stationary mode and the plane starts descending. This is just a glimpse through the clouds of Gran Canaria.

--- 24 Dec 2016, Las Palmas (E) ---

Asparagus field near Giersbergen