Often when returning from an especially wonderful trip, I feel such an anti-climax back home – not really knowing what to do with myself. This time I have even returned without my bags (they will be brought to me later), so I cannot start laundry, but maybe this is better anyway.
It was our first trip this summer and the weather was picture perfect sunny with blue skies. It was a trip to the beach, a trip to see friends, and a shopping trip all rolled into one.
The first two days, we stayed in Eastern Holstein with friends. On day one we went on a beautiful long walk at the beach in Pelzerhaken, shedding one layer after the other in the warm sunshine. Just going on and on – both walking and taking, catching up…
There was a lot of activitiy, not only people out walking, but people setting up their caravans on the campgrounds getting ready for a summer (or at least summer weekends) outdoors.
Day two was our first time visit to the little town of Heiligenhafen. I could have stayed at their pier all day long, laying in the sun watching the water and the seagulls. But I admit, it was interesting around the yacht club too, where people were showing off their spring fashion (or non-fashion). We also watched at the little harbor when the fishing boats came in: three or four boats full of men, who had gone out early in the morning and were now returning from some deep sea fishing.
On the way home we stopped at the famous Bungsberg. The federal state of Schleswig-Holstein is mostly flat country. The Bungsberg is its highest peak with 167.4m (183 yards). It also features Germany’s most northern ski lift.
The two towers are a TV tower and the historic Elisabethturm.
I had a little bit of a hard time taking pictures with my phone in the bright sunshine, but Ellie is okay with my posting pics that only show parts of her. And she was also fine with not coming along on day three.
We relocated to the wonderful city of Hamburg and changed our activities to shopping (and for some reason mainly stuck to Scandinavian labels: http://www.gudrunsjoeden.de and http://www.stories.com) and strolling around the Schanzenviertel to soak up the atmosphere of this young and trendy district with quaint little stores and cozy cafes.
The long weekend ended the next morning with a delicious breakfast at Mutterland (http://www.mutterland.de/shop/index.php) before we all got on our trains taking us home in different directions – till next time!