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RONDJES WAD EAST&WEST

 

RONDJE WAD EAST, Two Islands on one Day! 
We gather in Lauwersoog; and a bus will bring us to the starting point of our hike near Broek in the Negenboerenpolder. From the dyke warehouse and the dyke we enter the Wadden area. We wade through several tidal creeks and circumnavigate muddy areas and arrive at the imposing waterway ‘Zuidoost Lauwers’. We can enjoy the scenery, with the mainland in far distance. We hike westwards along the banks of the Zuidoost Lauwers to the tidal creek Spruit where the boat will bring us in approximately 30 minutes to the island of Simonszand. Here we can enjoy a tour around the island or just enjoy sitting and looking around. A fair chance that we will spot seals! 
An hour later, the boat will bring us to the huge sandbar ‘Balg’ on the South/East side of Schiermonnikoog. We hike over the beach in about 2,5 hours to a restaurant called “De Marlijn”. From here you can take a bus to the ferry terminal. The ferry sails us back to Lauwersoog where you will find your cars on the parking place.

Data
• Departure: Parking in the Lauwersoog fishing harbor, quay next to the fish auction.
Address: Haven 16, 9976 VN Lauwersoog, (with the exception of Saturdays and Sundays, then it is only possible between 07:00-22:00). By bus to starting point.
• Distance: 20 kilometers
• Duration: 6 hours of walking, 30/60 min by boat, 45 min ferry, 30 min by bus, on the way about 10 hours
• Level of effort: Medium / heavy becauce of of the length of the hike.
• Price per person is € 50, - 


Dates/times 
Saturday 02 July 2022 (Wadden roundtrip of (Molengat-Simonszand-balg-Schiermonnikoog) 04:30am
(See also Simonszand)


RONDJE WAD WEST 
We gather in Lauwersoog; and a bus will bring us to a parking place in between Nes and Wierum. The dyke, we enter the Wadden area. Our goal is the bird watchers house and then the Rif. The Rif acts as a breakwater for the waves from the North Sea and as such protects the Engelsman plate. The Rif sandbar has raised sea dunes which gives a beautiful difference in height to the landscape. After a nice trip at a relaxed pace over the Rif, where you can enjoy the beautiful view from the landscape around you and the view on Ameland and Schiermonnikoog, you have the possibilty to find shells along the North Sea beach. After that you will be picked up by a boat. The boat will drop you off at Schiermonnikoog ferry port. You can reach the village by bus or on foot. After the trip, the ferry will bring you back to Lauwersoog.


Data
• Departure: Parking in the Lauwersoog fishing harbor, quay next to the fish auction.
Address: Haven 16, 9976 VN Lauwersoog, (with the exception of Saturdays and Sundays, then it is only possible between 07:00-22:00). By bus to the starting point.
Parking is only allowed between 07:00 am - 22:00 pm

• Distance: 12 kilometers
• Duration:4 hours of walking 60 min by boat; 45 min ferry
• Level of effort: Easy
• Price per person € 40,00 (including bus to the starting point. Boat to Schiermonnikoog, by ferry back to Lauwersoog). Transport on Schiermonnikoog from the village to the ferry is not included. 


Dates/times 
Saturday 27 August 2022 Rondje Wad West, (one-way Engelmansplaat/Rif/Schiermonnikoog 02:30 am)
(See also Engelsmanplaat)


Tours by appointment for a minimum participants wich depends of the cost of the boat: date and time after consultation at aanvraag@vrijewadlopers.nl .