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... It would have been fun to cross, but the consensus was to return home for a cuppa! The mixture of sun and exercise meant that when we returned to the house at about 4.30 we were all ready for a rest!
We rounded the day off with a meal in the little restaurant which is almost next to the house, and bade our farewells to the waitress who had grown quite used to our visits over the past week.
This morning, off to Berlin!
... when I got to the ladders my resistance to vertigo had been sorely tested, and I'm afraid I chickened out.
We fortified ourselves with some take-away sandwiches and drove back to the house for a hot cup of tea and a few glasses of wine!
Thursday, however, couldn't have been more different. When I woke the wind was still howling, and I feared the worst. But by 8am the sun was out, and by 10 it was warming up nicely. Liz and I went to the local tourist ...
... out. I persuaded everyone that now was the chance to sample the delights of the Baltic Sea (we had brought wet suits!). The nearest proper beach was about 10 minutes away in the car, and we were delighted to find that there was a sprinkling of those funny two-person hooded seats (the German word for which is predictably long, and I have hence forgotten it). The seats were 2 Euros 50 per hour (or 7 Euros for half a day). A very jolly ...
... the largest yacht in the harbour, the only one without a black, red and yellow German flag.
We returned to the house at lunch time, to discover Olivia and Alex trying out the sauna (yes - the house has a sauna! Not that it was high on our list of requirements....in fact, it probably comes above a jacuzzi, but below a snooker table [for example - neither of which we have!]).
The workings of the sauna kept them amused for some time, ...
... The handrail was also rather low, and the tower rather high! After some indecision about one-third of the way up, we resolved to get to the top - trying not to look down through the patterned cast iron, or inwards over the hand-rail to the flagstone floor of the tower far below us.
Fortunately it was worth the vertigo, as you emerged at the top onto a small viewing area, with a great outlook over the whole of the southern part of the island. ...