One of the big advantages of Northern Germany is definitely…the beach! Or the seaside, in general. Depending what you are looking for. I love the seaside. And I miss the seaside whenever I am not there. Stormy autumn weather? Perfect for a walk along the seaside! Sunset? Best at the seaside! Waking up to the sound of the seagulls and the waves? What better start could a day have?
But I would never say that I am a beach-holiday-type of person…..spending more than a few days on the beach, especially when it is hot, just doesn’t sound very appealing to me. I don’t like big crowds of people. I don’t like the heat. Why would I want to spend time on the beach on a hot summer day??
Well, turns out that I can sometimes be proved wrong. When it started to be really hot in Kiel, there was no better way to spend at least part of the day at the beach. Not during the hottest time of the day, admittedly. But lying there in the shadow of a beach tent, with a slight breeze and enough to drink, watching the little one play in the sand or collecting shells, and enjoying the cold water every now and then just seemed to be the exact right thing to do. At least on week days while the holiday season in Northern Germany hadn’t started. Spending your time along the seaside with children is definitely among the most relaxed holidays you can have…
This is exactly how I feel missing the northern sea while living in the black forest:-)