|Wind surfers in the don't need much depth.|
|Last Keel-boat of the day racing the tide.|
Norderney is the oldest tourist destination in Germany.
|May is still off season here.|
|It was too cool for a beer,|
|The only swimmer we saw.|
|Old style change room.|
|Rental beach chairs waiting for the summer rush.|
We left the next day for Helgoland, just ahead of a weather front. Those that were just a few hours behind us got clobbered by a full gale.
Helgoland is a German Island in the North Sea. It is a natural stop off on the way to Denmark and Norway. It's claim to fame is that it is a tax free zone. The highly taxed Scandinavians keep it alive with their visits to stock up on fuel and booze. We pick up two 3 liter boxes of wine and a 3 liter box of French vodka for about $12 CDN each. On the downside we lost our wind vane off our wind steering gear when installing it. Sigh!
|Passat II on the seawall. Wind vane available at bottom of harbor in this location.|
|Color in otherwise drab island.|
|More interesting carving.|