September 29, 2014

The Baltic Sea

Watching the sun rise from the hotel room

After breakfast (at 8 a.m.) we headed out to visit Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's largest national park, the Western Pomerania Lagoon Area National Park, consisting of marshland, lagoons, with a very unique coastal vegetation and diverse wildlife, and went on a long walk.

While strolling along the beach and over the boardwalks we had the opportunity to watch birds, deer and we also spotted a fox. It was a lovely day spent in fresh air. The wind and the salty air helped clearing our minds. Life can be very good at times.


Sonja's favourite pastime: Walking and beach combing
Typical for the region: Wicker Beach Chairs
Bikes and beaches are things making Sonja happy.
Feet in the water. A must-do for a fish head.
 Climbing up the many stairs of the lighthouse
 Views from top of the Lighthouse 
A two horsepower trip back to the parking lot
A former fisherman's house
Flipper - the Fish snack bar (boat)
 Fish & Chips, a proper reward for a day's walk on the beach.
Prerow Tour - 140km

9 comments:

  1. I love the beach photos! I miss the smell of salt water in land-locked Fairbanks...

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    1. I hear you, Richard. That's why I need a fix sometimes.

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  2. now I'm homesick! thank you ... What a wonderful trip.

    wonderful photos and I love the coast with stormy weather; it is such a different atmosphere. we often did vacations during late fall and winter at the Baltic Sea or North Sea.

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    1. In a weird way I am glad, that I can make you homesick just the same, Yvonne ;-)
      The National Park was awesome, and just what I needed. And bonus, we really got lucky with the autumn weather.

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    2. I was born pretty close to Greifswald, so this area you'be been is a little piece of my personal history and I have some nice memories. Thanks for that, really :-).

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  3. What a wonderful relaxing time.

    It looks a little chilly on the beach but that makes for great lighting for the pics.

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    1. Actually it wasn't too bad, Brandy, still 18C, and the water hadn't been as cold as the Pacific.

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  4. Beautiful trip, beautiful pics, you are so lucky.

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    1. Hi Bianka, we were very fortunate to make that trip. This corner of the former GDR is really quite nice.

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