My second trip of the Autumn for 2013. My father and I went to the island of Vlieland in the Wadden Sea (of the coast of Friesland). It’s one of the least densely inhabited parts of the Netherlands, and offers quite a bit of natural beauty.

Among the more unusual parts of the trip was a trip onto the Vliehors, the south-western part of the island, which is the largest single sand-plain in norther Europe (roughly 3.5 by 7 kilometers). Local attempts to promote it as ‘the Sahara of the north’ are probably a bit over the top, but it’s a very unusual place to be.

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