Yesterday i’ve gone to the town of Moddergat, a small town near the Waddenzee.
Although is it is a very small town, it has a very big history.

Monument of the lost fishermen


Monument of the lost fischermen

This monument contains all the names of the fishermen that gone missing after a severe storm hit the fisherboats in the night of 5-6 march 1883.
83 people of the town died that night. The town build the monument in 1958 to remember the tragedy and the fishermen.

The Community of Paesens-Moddergat


Paesens – Moddergat

Moddergat is a small town (in 2007 there lived around 230 people) it is part of the community Paesens-Moddergat. You can see both towns on the Photo. Moddergat is in front and paesens is a bit further away

The Waddenzee 



The Waddenzee, the “big pool” on the other side of “de dijk” on diferent places, you can take one of the ferry’s and go to the different islands. one of that places is a little further away in Lauwersoog in Groningen

One of the things you can do is “Wadlopen”. This is walking around with a guid in the sand in the waddenzee when the watter is gone, on some places you can even walk to islands

Gas recovery

An other thing they do is pumping up gas, they do it with a big drilling platform, on this cropped picture you can see it a little bit.