Holiday 2014: Texel the Netherlands

This year we went to Texel for our summer holiday. Texel is the largest of the Dutch Wadden Islands, about 20km x 8km. It is a magical place; flat like the rest of the Netherlands, but with character of its own. lt is (mostly) a haven of peace; a nature lover’s paradise with miles of wonderful beaches, and a variety of very special coastal habitats including dunes, heath land and salt marshes where spoonbills breed (among many other seabirds.)