Exactly one year ago, on January 1, 2012 I was late for the "New Year's dive", Nieuwjaarsduik, because it took me too long to find a parking space). Then I had to dive in solitude.
In case you have no idea what it is about: Nieuwjaarsduik is a stunning event when live people plunge into the water of a temperature slightly above the freezing point, organized in Holland nationwide by Unox. The main diving venue is in Scheveningen, near by the Hague, and people here run right into the North Sea.Read on »
Yesterday's Easter has set up a temperature record in the Netherlands in the whole KNMI (Royal Meteorological Institute) observation history since 1901. Shadow temperature rose as high as 26° C. The previous record was established in 1949 (24.5° C).
I got sunburnt in a couple of hours.