A fashionable raincoat and a pair of Hunter boots may be seen as a prerequisite when moving to the Netherlands. Here the umbrella is not a good investment. On the other hand, a raincoat to match your bicycle can really improve your cycling experience. King’s Day celebration in the Netherlands started last Thursday and for me it was a good opportunity for a weekend getaway. I had only one thing in mind: to follow the sun.
Checking the forecast before packing for the long weekend in Normandy (only six hours drive from where I live), it did not seem particularly favorable. In addition, a visit to Mont-Saint-Michel, an island accessible only during low tide, was on the list. The island has become a great attraction due to both its history and tide natural defense. During the day people can walk across Mont-Saint-Michel’s sands (bare foot?!), but in the evening the level of the water increases and the sands are not accessible to the public anymore. Apparently the level of the water can vary greatly, at roughly 14 meters between high and low water marks. Not necessarily prepared for the hazardous bare foot walk, it seamed like the best place to photo-shoot my raincoat and Hunter boots.
And who said a raincoat cannot be fashionable and that rubber boots cannot be feminine? I prefer to wear my raincoat and Hunter boots with a dress and knee-length socks for a casual flirty look. Matching prints is a favorite activity so the light blue linen stripes dress was my first choice for this raincoat. You will see more and more of this in the following posts. And if you are intrigued by the colors of my raincoat, the answer is no, I did not buy it for integration reasons (as if wearing the flag of one’s country would help with such a serious business).