Saturday, July 4, 2009
A final day on the beach: Nebel und Sonne an der Ostsee
We've had more than our fair share of cool, foggy weather during our time on the Baltic. This, however, does not deter German beach goers in any sense:
Fortunately, two days ago, the sun began to break through:
And early the next morning it looked like this:
It was time for us to hit the beach!
The first thing that will catch your eye on the beaches of Germany are the hundreds of "Strandkörbe" (Beach baskets). People can rent these, by the hour or by the day, to sit in, relax and have a bit of shade:
We rented "Lucky #13" Strandkorb:
Here's the view from our Strandkorb...
To the left:
To the right:
We settled in for the day and I began my observations in earnest.
This is my kind of beach. There's a small cafe every few hundred yards directly on the beach:
This guy is straight out of Baywatch:
As a relatviely impartial observer I noticed that...:
There are many very creative sand artists:
There are many exciting things for kids to do here:
People from all walks of life come to Heringsdorf:
...and "Speedo" type swimsuits remain very popular with the men here:
Here's my obligatory (but heartfelt) post card:
Having a wonderful time, wish you were here! ♥ ♥ ♥