On Sunday, we visited one of the East Frisian Islands in the North Sea called Borkum.  It actually belongs to Germany.  To get there, we drove to Eemshaven which is a port located in The Netherlands and also part of Groningen.  We parked the car & boarded the ferry.  The ferry ride lasted about an hour.

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There were lots of sailboats on the water.

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The island of Borkum came into view.


Once we got off the ferry, we took a train to the main part of the island, as the ferry was docked on the opposite side.  This was included in our ferry ticket price.

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Arriving in Bokrum.

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The beach. 


Don’t I look prepared for beach weather? It was windy & cool.  I was a wimp, as there were many people in bathing suits, kids playing in the sand & a few brave souls in the water.


We escaped the wind (breeze for others) for lunch at one of the cafes. 

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We ended up already needing to catch the train back to the ferry shortly after lunch.


Christian is already talking about visiting another North Sea island this year.  I suggested that we try somewhere that is a little bit warmer, where I could actually take off my jacket! 

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