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this last week, I went on holidays to our sea shore. all alone. in a small town which I knew would be deserted after holiday season. and you know what? I don't regret it at all. I needed this kind of calm holidays, out of noise and crowd. it helped me recharge my batteries, relax a bit and get as much fresh air and activity as I wanted.


because I forgot my camera and my laptop with me, my phone had to replace both of those devices. it has a camera in it, which helped a lot, and a WiFi, which also turned out to be very useful:)

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first extra on the way to the sea, around half of the way there. a giant Christ statue. apparently, icluding the crown and pedestal it's higher than the Rio de Janeiro one. my bro calls it Aragorn....

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this is how the sea looked on Thursday when I got there. it was a little windy and cloudy but still better than I expected from september

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seagulls. I actually hate seagulls because they're noisy and dirty. but they're a nice part of the scenery and sea without seagulls would be empty:/

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sunset of that day and some fishing boats.

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sunset on Friday. as you can see, the sky cleared up a lot and on that day it was actually very sunny and nice! tourists began to come, seeing how weather was getting better

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and my feet^^; I love walking though the sand barefoot, but sadly, I hurt myself somehow doing so, and now my left foot hurts when I walk and is a bit swollen:/

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morning of Saturday. it was an amazing weekend, really. notice that there are no waves on the water. it was calm, warm and really great. I managed to walk another 20km that day

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footprint on the sand^^; it's an obligatory photo and it always amazes me that it looks so different depending how you look at it

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on saturday I walked to the neighbouring town by land. it's not far, around 4-5km from my hotel, but I was still amazed to see how well the road and pavement was taken care of. they even included those cute metal installations/sculptures showing people doing sports like nordic-walking or riding a bike. and I bet that in the future those flowers will cover them completely, making them look entirely different

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in the evening I went into the opposite direction, to the outskirts of the town in which I was staying, to see the lighthouse. it's actually one of the tallest lighthouses on our shore, 45m high. and it's really old, because it was built around 1866

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sunset of that day. there was a fog in the sky, which made walking though the beach a little more bearable

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one of the fishing boats getting back to the shore after setting the nets

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someone's summer house in another of the neighbouring towns, around 8km from my hotel. I liked it because it has a simple shape, lots of glass, what makes it a little invisible and thereofore, it suits the landscape

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and that is a tricky picture. because it's not any rocky cliff or anything. it's actually beach sand, that was shaped by water and wind like this^^ in the morning it'll just be a pile of sand crushed by night waters^^;

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sunday morning! on that day I actually got into the water. but only waist deep, because it was still too cold. and there were jellyfish><

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sunday evening. clouds began to gather and I was expecting a fall of weather the next day. still, I felt incredibly lucky to be able to have 3 sunny and warm days, where I managed to walk alot and actually sunburn....

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as expected, on Monday it was raining, especially after noon. so in the morning I managed to get my walk, but after dinner I had to visit hotel's pool^^;

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as ordinary as swans are in our sea, I actually managed to find only those two. and I only saw them once

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Tuesdey morning. sun again! it was windy so I got my favourite kind of sea, but hey, I could keep my jacket in my room!

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decided to actually visit the lighthouse on that day. the view is spectacular, especially that there's not only sea, but also a lake nearby. there were also wind turbines but they're barely visible on my photo:/

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when I was getting back from the lighthouse, a dragonfly landed close to my foot! and it didn't run away when I was making my picture^^

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Wednesday morning. another great and sunny day. managed to walk alot again, but due to my foot's condition I had to slow down a bit. damnit.

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Thursday morning, my last visit at the shore before getting into my car and driving home. it didn't rain when I was there, but it sure did when I drove off. it was a great trip really. exactly a type of holidays that's fit for me.

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a few sand castles I found especially nice


it was a really relaxing week. I think I walked around 100km in total, which resulted in my swollen foot. I managed to finish one book, which is a great achievement for me. school destroyed the joy of reading for me, now I'm getting it back, slowly.
I even managed to draw a bit, but only a bit, as I wanted to be as active as possible during this time, which resulted in me being away for at least 11 hours a day.


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first picture is another of my single-couple pages, this time featuring Nina E. and Daniel. they're the innocent kind of couple. he's really wary of doing anything inaprropriate and is so in love with the girl that he can barely speak in her presence. which results in them being a little distant for a few years before Daniel suddenly gets a little desperate. I really like playing with them, they're so cute and shy that it's actually hilarious making up situations how he can unintentionally humiliate himself in front of her^^;

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second page I managed to draw is a collection of random ideas. first, two pictures on the left side. those are pictures taken of the same siblings but the second one is 8 years after the first one. those are Maes, Nina and Trish. Nina's history is a bit rough. she spent 10 years of her life away from her family, and she was forced to do terrible things. that's why, when her two younger siblings were cheerful and blissful, she was full of nightmares and darkness. on the second picture I wanted to show that acceptance of her siblings' side managed to chase her nightmares away and turn her into a happy person.
on the right there's Nash and Martel going to some party. those two actually give me a lot of trouble, especially her. she's a kind of girl I'm not exactly fond of: demanding, full of vanity, reserved. thereofore I have trouble developing her as much as I am developing the others:/
lastly, there's Bruce and Trish being cute. because they are cute and I can't help it, I'm a sucker for cute
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