Monday, July 4, 2011

Made in Germany 15 - Sylt


Ah summer! The season that was meant to spent relaxing on the beach - like here, on the isle of Sylt in the very North of Gemany. Summers are not always hot here and there's almost always a breeze coming in from the North Sea. However, if you're lucky enough to spend the whole summer, a week or even only a day here you are prepared for any kind of weather. If it's sunny and warm, make sure to rent a Standkorb ("beach basket"), turn it to the south, southwest or west (depending on the time of the day), pull out the foot rest, lean back - and enjoy. The hardier ones are sitting here even on cool, windy days, enjoying the different moods of the  "Blanker Hans", the local nickname of the North Sea.

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This is also my contribution to "Your Sunday Best" at Nancy's A Rural Journal.

7 comments:

Orsolina said...

Das hast du aber schön beschrieben. Auf Sylt war ich noch nicht. 'Meine' Insel ist Norderney.

LG Biggi

Danke für deine Mail.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

War schon auf Sylt aber "meine" Insel ist Juist!!!! Love your "beach basket" shot too....I love all the islands up by the North Sea...such an atmosphere and island feeling.

Friko said...

Meine Insel ist Norderney. Aber auf Sylt werde ich bestimmt noch mal Urlaub machen. Ruegen wuerde mir auch gefallen.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Ach ja, da bekomme ich direkt Sehnsucht. Als die Kids noch aktiv in der Leichtathletik waren, sind wir Jahr für Jahr mit der Gruppe ins Trainingslager nach Hörnum gefahren, das war eine tolle Zeit.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

This is so interesting, Carola. Imagine all the people inside those "baskets" taking in the fresh air and sunshine. :)

Thank you for joining up at YSB today.

La Principessa Errante said...

Fascinating, I would not have know what those were without an explanation. Thanks for broadening my horizons.

Pat said...

Great capture! Never saw beach baskets before - love the concept!