Was it Spring?
Last Saturday we had warm and sunny day. It seemed Spring came to our place forever. People after a long cold winter poured into the streets. Walking area along the lake was filled with pedestrians, runners, cyclists, roller-skaters. Playground filled with fun children’s laughter. Lovers occupied benches and secluded places on the beach. Rare daredevils sunbathed in the spring sunshine. There were the yachts and rowers on the lake.
Then the week of cold wind, the night temperature below zero and even light snow came again. Hopefully coming weekend is going to be nice and sunny again.
Islands in the ocean are isolated from the mainland and lead their outlying life the same as people who cut off from their natural habitat.
Life on the island follows to its own precepts, traditions, and style. Isolation and remoteness from the outside world bring inhabitants together to get through difficulties and adversities, make them more open and friendly to each other, give them a sense of responsibility and duty.
In such places guests feel cozy and comfortable, and become part of the community. Life here proceeds slowly, with no fuss and nervousness. People respect each other and are always ready to help.
Wangerooge is a small island in the North Sea, one of the countless islands of the ocean. However its proximity to mainland Europe does not give the feeling of isolation and abandonment. Just one-hour travel by ferry allows numerous tourists disrupt peaceful rhythm of local life, but allows island residents create jobs and keep track of everything.
The entire infrastructure of the island built considering tourism as a main activity.
The seacoast turned into a huge beach. White sand and almost colorless water, which is slightly stained in blue by reflecting the sky on a sunny day, or light gray on a cloudy day, give northern tranquil beauty of these place.
There are a lot of flowers and trees in this small town. Streets are crowded with hotels, restaurants, souvenir shops and expensive boutiques.
The centre of the town is a big promenade. The only vehicles are bicycles. Local people use their cars just to go out of island. This is why the air is fresh and clean smelling salty water and wind.
There is a small cute train on the island, which brings tourists from the port to the railway station in town and gets them back to the ferry.