Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Texel getaway

Earlier this month we decided to head up north on a mini road trip and explore Texel Island. We had been wanting to go there for a while and so the arrival of our friend from Australia and a public holiday seemed like the perfect opportunity. Another Frisian island, all we had to compare Texel to was Ameland, which we visited ever so briefly last year with my Dad. In all honestly, Texel didn't quite compare to the beauty of its neighbour further north - it was much more populated and built up, whereas Ameland felt more quiet and natural. Despite this, it was still a lovely spot to re-experience camping in the Netherlands and have a break for a few days...


Cooking up pancakes after a nice sleep in (it seems that everyone sleeps in at Dutch campgrounds! 9am and it was still really quiet!)


Enjoying a wander along the beach & admiring the pretty beach shacks...




Watching the seals at Ecomare...


Taking a leisurely drive around the island - checking out some more beaches, a lighthouse and lots of sheep...







And a lovely cycle through the forest... After all - it wouldn't be a Dutch getaway without some fietsen!


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