North Sea in November – are you mad?

No, I'm not because I believe in anti-cyclic travelling: less people, less stress, less hazzle, less everything. Instead: more amazing views. Case in point: Sylt in November, arguably Germany’s most famous island. Yes, it gets very windy, we’re talking North Sea here, after all. And wet as well but if the sun comes out which it did many times when I was there at the beginning of the month, the light is simply stunning.

And - since Sylt is notoriously expensive - prices are slashed in low season and you can get very decent accommodation for very affordable prices. Haus Noge, where I stayed, is a former captain’s house from the 19th century, now turned into a charming B&B where breakfast is served until 12 pm which is a massive plus in my books. Eight quirky rooms, all with their own name, have been very individually furnished. The owner, an adman from Hamburg, seems to have a penchant for mixing and matching, and it’s very skilfully done. My little room all in blue and turquoise and featuring a fabulously bold curtain was a very welcome assault on the senses (if you like all shades of blue which I do, very much) and cosy on top. So, anti-cyclic travelling, what’s not to like? If it looks like this: