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So I somehow took a really long break from this little blog here. I don’t even know why; I guess I had so many pictures to sort through and edit that I kept putting it off and then I just didn’t feel like blogging, and here we are now. I’ve written a lot of posts in my mind, and after being asked more frequently if I was gonna blog again I decided to use this long holiday weekend to get back to it.

The last time I blogged it was right before Lent. I’m happy to report that I made it through :D I spent the first few days of Lent on a little island vacation with my parents. We went to Sylt, an island in the North Sea. It’s pretty much the German version of the Hamptons; it’s very posh and full of rich people and deserted in February.

The trip was my mom’s birthday gift to my dad, and he didn’t know I was gonna come until the night before we left. I just drove to my parents’ after work, which is a 90 minute drive, and knocked on the back door. You should have seen my dad’s face when he saw me with my little suitcase… priceless!

We stayed in 2 apartments; my parents had one upstairs and I had a little one to myself. It was just one room with a little kitchen in a corner and a bathroom, but it was perfectly fine for just me. We only spent the evenings there anyways; during the day we drove all over the island and took in the sights.

We saw some really beautiful lighthouses.

I wish we could have seen one at night.  I have never seen the actual lights of a lighthouse before!

As you can see from the picture above, the weather was a little funny. It was really nice on the first day but pretty overcast the rest of the time. The light was weird, and so a lot of pictures came out a little funny. Oh, and it was freezing cold! I was wearing my old snowboarding jacket the whole time, and sometimes the wind was so strong that I had tears running down my face!

These guys didn’t seem to mind.

They’re cows, in case you’re wondering.

Speaking of food (haha), we had fish every day! It was an obvious choice: We were at the ocean, where the fish is as fresh at it will ever be. And it was so good!

 

While we drove around the island I made my dad stop every now and then so I could take pictures of the houses. They’re so pretty, and they all have the typical straw roofs. We saw a lot of beautiful windows and doors, and I loved that a lot of them were black or dark gray instead of the typical white.

You might have noticed all the stone walls. You see them everywhere on the island!

I really liked them! I would plant lavender and roses on top of them, but on the island you see mostly grass or bushes planted on them. Might have to do with the climate, maybe?

So, of course we didn’t just sit in the car all day. We mostly went to different beaches and got sand in our shoes (although that might have only been me).

We collected quite a few oyster shells. I still don’t really know what I want to do with all of them, but they were pretty and I couldn’t resist.

The first beach we went to was on the east side of the island. There was no wind and just a few small waves, and the sun was shining and it was so nice to walk in the sand and listen to the waves.

On the west side of the island the waves were definitely bigger, and the wind was really strong!

On our last night on the island we went to see the sunset. You can’t see it in the pictures, but that was the coldest I have been in a long time! It was still beautiful, though!

So that was my little island vacation way back in February. I’ve always wanted to go to Sylt, and while it’s expensive it’s a really beautiful place!

We left on a Saturday, and on the way back we stopped in Denmark. But that’s another post for later this week!

 

 

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