We took a weekend trip to the North Sea and asked Hans if he’d like to join. Hans was hobbling around with his foot in a brace as he had broken it a few months earlier stepping off his Vespa. Our group was made up of Maret, Lena, Hans and Baden. We packed up the car with some beer, a mini gas grill and some German fleisch tubes and headed along the Elbe direction North Sea. We cruised along the orchards of Hamburg Altes Land, then on to Cuxhaven. Hans riding shotgun telling stories, the girls in back drinking Becks. At one point Hans had us turn off the main road to show us a hidden swimming spot he knew from years earlier.
We then tried to find a hidden beach Hans knew about, but had no luck in finding it so we headed back to the main public beach in Cuxhaven. We hunkered down on the dog-friendly side and eventually snapped up a strandkorb from an exiting couple. All in all, a fun-filled, relaxing day at the beach with good friends, beer and grilled meat products—and therefore lots of attention from dogs!
Photo: Maret Voss