Although there were some activities in the city of Scheveningen, most Rovers and Rangers decided to stay on the beach because of the warmth. These temperatures are rather unusual for the Netherlands and many people decided it was a perfect day for the beach. With the sea within hands reach and a little breeze it seemed the best option after the journey they had.
Those who decided that stretching legs was the good thing after the long journey could try to beat other countries in building the highest freestanding (artistic) creation. When we left the French and Portuguese were the most impressive.
Watching all those colourful t-shirts and surprising designs for neck scarves made staying on the beach a nice way to “land” into Roverway 2018. Some decided to relax in the shade, play a little tune or put effort into getting to know as many different nationalities as possible during the first day.
Some were a bit more active and you could spot some sand castles being build or a swing being pioneered. On and off you could see some games of beach volleyball and people playing a game of giant Twister. Of course many went for a swim.
In the background you could hear the music and sound being tested on stage, which resulted some nice songs. Could that have been the Rover Band?
Perhaps you haven’t noticed, but during the afternoon all flag poles have been decorated with the participating countries.