The island of Terschelling.
Dr. Koop spent part of every summer, while growing up, on this island off the northwest coast of the Netherlands (www.terschelling.net/). It is composed of fishing villages, farmland, forests, dunes and beaches. There are many bicycle and hiking paths covering the island to allow for a very close look.
|Approaching the main fishing village of West-Terschelling by ferry from the mainland.|
|The lighthouse, named the Brandaris, was built in the 12th century.|
|The fishing fleet and sailing ships|
|The dunes with wild heather.|
|The town of Hoorn where Dr. Koop's family has a small vacation house (or "huisje"), named "Hjeljoun".|