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Tideland

 

610_4872_wThe North Sea isn’t very deep along the German coast. Instead, it’s¬†shallow. During low tide much of the ground is free of water, expect some tidal-creeks. It’s a funny experience, walking on the ground of the sea. But, it’s also dangerous. Because the ground is so shallow, the water will come back more quickly than you can run. Even when you’re a few hundred meters away from the beach, you might be several meters below the water level. So, don’t walk too far away. Always have a look on the time (tidal calendars are available to help you being save) and live the tidal fat on time.

In Norddeich, they have stabilised parts of the coast and the beach with cobble stone and concrete from being taken back by the sea at storm times or during a storm flood. Some stairs help you, to enter the sea, as you can see in the image. The above image is taken during low-tide. During flood times only the upper one or two steps are visible.

At the horizon you can see one of the east-friesian islands: Juist. It’s about 10 km away.

Take care!