Exactly a year ago I set out on a trip to two small islands near the Northern coast of Holland; Schiermonnikoog & Vlieland. As most people know, cycling is hugely popular in our country and these two islands are no different. So I went out for a week to produce an article and photos for the cycling special of ANWB REIZEN Magazine, a very popular travel publication. I hadn’t been to the islands sinds I was a high-school kid, aeons ago, and boy was I in for a treat. Some nice autumn weather, windy but not cold and the occasional raindrop just suited things perfectly. Autumn set in late that year so there were still loads of colored leaves on the trees.
Just the small scale of both islands, their loveliness and abundant nature will have me come back again very soon. I guess I have re-fallen in love again with the place. The feeling of being able to cycle around an island in an hour, or two for Vlieland, is just too good to be true. Add, centuries old houses and miles of unspoilt beaches and not too many tourists and you’ll see what I mean.