Photographer's Note

In Cuxhaven sieht man die Schiffe, die aus dem Hamburger Hafen kommen oder dorthin fahren, relativ nah am Badestrand, fr Landratten ist das ein ungewhnlicher Anblick, die riesigen Schiffe und die kleinen Wattlufer

I was attracted very much by these huge ships, that seem to pass quite near - the children could run and enter...
But its not the effect Captains girl describes in her critique, this beach consists of mud with a few puddles half the day, until the tide is coming back. There is no sandy beach, only a dike. In german we call it "Wattenmeer", there are some islands lined up a few miles from the coast, and inbetween these islands and the coast there is only mud during ebb-tide. If you are quick enough, you can reach some of the islands by foot. (Better to join a guided tour, its dangerous if you come off the path). The town Cuxhaven is situated at the mouth of the river Elbe, and a great number of ships are passing to reach the harbour of Hamburg, some miles up the riverside.

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Additional Photos by Elvira Parton (notrap) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 230 N: 779] (7812)
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