11th - 12th May 2019. Four aircraft took a trip to the Netherlands to explore the Wadden (sometimes known as the Frisian) islands, with pilots taking various route options for the sea crossing. Despite being a regular holiday destination for the Dutch, foreign visitors rarely venture to these beautiful spots, partly no doubt because of their remoteness and accessibility, not a problem for us avid aviators! Our first overnight stop was the island of Texel, with the friendliest of welcomes, bikes to rent and even the airfield managers car thrown in for the later arrivals. Although the group were split to various hotels they were all within a short bike ride of each other. The first arrivals spent a relaxing afternoon in a beach bar with a bottle of wine and we all meet up for dinner at the Taveerne, which we all agreed was a fantastic meal. Asparagus seemed to be in season!
Sunday morning the team departed for a scenic trip around two other islands in the archipelago landing at Ameland for mid-morning coffee and cake. Nick purchased a bottle of the local liquer "Nobeltje" to celebrate our trip on return to Wellesbourne. We then headed down to Lelystad for Sunday lunch at the airport restaurant Flantuas were once again Asparagus was on the menu. Great food, flying, friends with the odd drink thrown in. Another successful fly-out!