Monday, 22 May 2017

Sunset on Ahrenshoop

If you have heard about Germany's Baltic coast, but have never actually visited, then you might think that all the coastal towns face north. It is true that often as you climb over the usual Deich or dyke that separates road from beach, you will be confronted by rows of Strandkörbe (wicker basket beach chairs) and their occupants all facing you, and the South, and not the sea in the opposite direction.

However the coastline is a convoluted, twisty thing, and you do end up with some beaches facing West. These are great for getting photos of the sun setting into the sea, as with these taken at Ahrenshoop on the Darß peninsula.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

The Impossibly Picturesque Village of Born

There are many holiday villages on the Darß peninsula, but most of them have a sameness about them. Born is an exception. Some of its cottages, though Ferienhäuser, have protected Denkmal status, and most of them have an individuality and authenticity that makes walking around the village a delight.

Here are a few photos from Born, though I could have posted many more.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Nature on the Darß Peninsula

From Prerow we took a twelve kilometre round-trip walk to the lighthouse on the tip of the Darß peninsula through the most wonderfully wild nature you could want.

Remember though to pack some mosquito repellent and wear some stout walking boots!

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Prerow, Vorpommern-Rügen

We are enjoying a rest at the seaside, in the small town of Prerow on the Baltic coast.

It is a prefect place to recharge your batteries and enjoy nature, as well as eat glorious ice cream!

Here are a few photos from my album.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Der Ted in Venedig

You probably don't recognise him with his carnival mask on, but this is Ted enjoying a few days in the sun in Venice!

Friday, 31 March 2017

Venice, La Serenissima!

One of our favourite cities is the unique, incomparable, sublime, most serene republic of San Marco; Venice!

On a stop-off returning to Berlin from the UK, we stayed for a few nights in a villa on the Fondamenta de la Sensa in the northern Cannaregio part of Venice.

In no particular order, here are some of my photographic impressions of this most mesmerising of places.