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  • Day76


    September 10, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Today we visited a tree canopy boardwalk near Prora in the middle of Rügen Island. Will was skeptical at first but it turned out to be really fun with sections cut out of the boards and replaced with 'stepping stones', ropes or horizontal ladders. The view when we got to the top of the 40m high viewing platform was amazing.

    Next on the list of things Vicky had for us to do was to visit Hiddensee Island. A ferry left from Shaproder and there was a campsite nearby. It was €18 but very convenient for the ferry and we'd been staying at a number of free places prior to coming on to Rügen so we thought we'd treat ourselves.

    We asked the manager for one night and he responded strangely by asking if we were sure... Showing us to a good spot he asked us to register later when they were less busy. Exploring, we found it was right next to the beach and had a sail boat hire company operating on site. We returned and with a little embarrassment, asked for 2 nights, making the manager laugh in a good humoured way and exclaim "I knew it! It's always the same!"
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  • Day78

    Sailing at Shaproder

    September 12, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    11 weeks into our journey and today was the first opportunity we had to go sailing! We went to the sail hire caravan on site and hired a Jolle boat called Kuno for the day. Taking it out for a test sail we found it very stable and the wind consistent. The section of sea we were on had land in almost all directions so waves were minimal and heading cross-offshore with the wind.

    Having explored Hiddensee Island on foot the previous day, we set a course towards the furthest point south that we had reached, knowing there was a small beach where we could anchor and access the land. 3.5 miles later we arrived on the island at the correct place thanks to Will's phone and after securing the boat, we waded ashore and ate our packed lunch.

    Whilst we could have spent more time on the island, we knew the return journey would be upwind and so slower and more difficult, so we set off back and had a great time ploughing through the oncoming waves that splashed up on deck.

    We managed to tack back to near the mooring without difficulty but the shallow beach proved a little tricky, as when Vicky finally managed to loosen the rudder so it didn't catch on the sand, it popped up and took away the ability to steer, leaving us being blown in the direction of a rock! We managed to avoid being 'dashed on the rock' and a second attempt to moor was far more successful.

    After a short comfort break we set off again to push the boat to its limits, with both of us in the footstraps and leaning over the side as we sped along the water.

    We had great fun and were so glad we got the opportunity to sail. We've bookmarked the site for a return visit when we are in the area again!
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  • Day78

    Canoeing and snorkeling at Shaproder

    September 12, 2016 in Germany ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    After 3 nights, we made the most of our last day at Shaproder. We took our 'Little Green' canoe a few miles north to the headland. On our way there we watched several groups of about 20 swans take off and fly low over the water. It was quite a sight as the sun illuminated their pure white forms against the blue sea and sky. The noise of their powerful beating wings was often the first indication of their approach.

    After we'd paddled back against the wind and waves we returned the canoe to the van and picked up our snorkeling gear. Despite being mid September, the air and shallow water were warm and we didn't need wetsuits. Once Vicky managed to stop hyperventilating at the fact that the water was teaming with hundreds of small jellyfish, we had a wonderful time. Even though we swam a couple of hundred metres out, we were never in more than 4ft of water and the visibility was good. The bed was a mix of sand and grass-like weed and swimming through the jellyfish that ranged from a few millimetres to 10cm in diameter, we got to see them close up. Some had beautiful lines of iridescent colour running through their transparent bodies, glinting red, green, blue and purple in the sunlight that penetrated the water. We found a lot of fish on the sea bed around the same rock we were nearly 'dashed against' the previous day and a small one even tried to nibble Will's finger!
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