After two weeks of holiday, many beautiful impressions and activities and several too-hot-to-sleep nights we suddenly have a temperature drop of more than 20° celsius and pouring rainfall today. Which is, I must admit, a bit of a relief as the last days where incredibly exhausting for a late-pregnancy-belly. And while we are waiting for the rain to stop so that we can do some shopping (I don’t fit into my waterproofed jacket anymore) I take the chance to write up some holiday snapshots for you. Here is holiday snapshot number one:
The windjammer parade in Kiel:
Two weeks ago, we arrived in Kiel (Northern Germany) on time for the last weekend of the Kieler Woche. For the unknowing among you: it’s a sailing festival in Kiel which takes every year and basically consists of two weeks full of concerts, international food, sailing regattas, tall ships and lot’s of alcoholic beverages. There also is an awesome program for children with wooden houses to be built and a huge mud bath. While we normally do enjoy the good food, the tall ships and the children activities, we were quite happy to avoid all the rush and the crowds with the little one this time as it’s really more stressful than entertaining with a toddler. What we didn’t want to miss, though, was the windjammer parade which takes place on the last weekend of the festival when all the tall ships are parading along the fjord as kind of a good-bye. The best way to watch the parade is to take your child, a good breakfast, sunscreen, bathing suites and waterproofs (you never know!) and to spend the day along at the beach. And that’s just how we started our holiday.