The Noordhollands Duinreservaat (North-Holland Dune Reserve) is a long stretch of woodland and dunes on the west coast of the Netherlands. I went on a solo day trip to the duinreservaat on November 26 and explored areas close to Castricum. I was intially following a route I found online that would eventually lead me to the sea, but I took too long taking paparazzi-esque photos of intimidating sheep. I have to admit, they were equally photogenic as they were intimidating. Beauties! I may have also gotten distracted by stuffed owls in the visitor center. I never actually reached the shore before it got dark, so I’ll have to go back to the coast soon to set foot on the beach again. Maybe when it’s less…wintery.