Thursday, June 28, 2012

Amrum II: Wattwanderung (mudflat hike) to Föhr

 Thursday we did a mudflat hike (Wattwanderung). The landscape around the North Frisian islands is shaped  by the North Sea, and especially the tides. When it's low tide, you can do a hike between islands. The biggest one is between Amrum and the island of Föhr. There are two tidal channels that have to be crossed, so you have to do the hike with a guide so you know where to go. The hike then goes across the mudflats, over to the other island. From there they had a bus organized to bring us to the harbor town of Wyk where the ferry left to bring us back to Amrum. (see map below). The hike was about 10 km (barefoot!) and took us about 5 hrs including all the stops while the guide spoke and talked to us. (again, here is my post from 3 yrs ago for comparison...different weather!)
our guide: Dark

 After the hike we were dropped off in the harbor town of Wyk and had an hour or so to kill before the ferry went back to Amrum. We found a great little fish place for dinner and then took the ferry back to Amrum just in time for the night's soccer game. Unfortunately Germany didn't advance to the finals...but it was still cool to watch the game in this little town, where all the locals (and tourists) had gathered to watch. It was like a local community center, and they had set up a huge projector screen and chairs, and mats up front to sit on the floor. The mood turned pretty quickly as Italy scored once...and then again...

Rosenstr. (Rose St!)
you can see the Germany flag...optimisim for the night's game!

1 comment:

  1. Tante MargueriteJuly 1, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    Katrine! Du bist eine ausserfewöhnlich Weib!!! Ich bin überschütten!!!!!!!!! Du müss ein Buch schreiben!!!!