Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Finally a vacation that really felt like a vacation. In my opinion, going to the seaside is the only way to make that happen. We were on one of the small islands off the shore of northern Germany for 10 days with only the rhythmic sound of the waves as background noise. Quite a welcome change to the loud and never ceasing traffic of the main avenue visible from our house in Augsburg. The only automobiles on Spiekeroog are small elektric "trucks," which transport lugguge and packages. Even bicycles were hardly a dominant presence on the island where everyone walks along the wider pedestrian paths. Wide beaches with lots of space, time to just chill out and read, evening family games, afternoons at charming cafe's, and lots of walking and exploring made the 10 hour drive well worth it. The pictures which say it all can be linked to from either the title of this blog entry or from the list of links with the title pictures.