Kayak Born auf dem Darß

We drove over the Rügenbrücke- absolutely worth seeing-  to Stralsund and from there to Born auf dem Darß. Perfect to watch cranes in September/October. The Bodden offered wonderfully calm waters for paddling and a beautiful sunset. We see, we don’t have to travel far, the North has wonderful places to offer!

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Born a Darss3I found a good place to get the kayak into the water at the Kitesurf & Canoeing Center Born. We could take the car right down to the shore and launch the kayak on a small sand strip to water.

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Postojna Cave

The caves of Postojna in Slovenia are the second largest caves in the world that are open for tourists and one of the few caves that are wheelchair accessible. A small train runs through the underground vaults, through tunnels and huge halls with various karst formations.

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The train is narrow , but the last compartment has no seat and is large enough for a wheelchair. Even paths lead further into the caves  not a single step, but every now and then extremely steep and slippery. It is worth it though very impressive! Link to the cave: Postojna Cave

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Tauchgang Esther und Lillemor

Esther und Lillemor wollten Tauchen schon immer ausprobieren und haben sich sehr über die Möglichkeit in Hamburg gefreut. Beide sind in ihrer Freizeit sportlichen aktiv- spielen Basketball, Handbiken und fahren Kajak.

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Kajak Born auf dem Darß

Über die absolut sehenswerte Rügenbrücke ging es über Stralsund nach Born auf dem Darß. Perfekt um im September/Oktober Kraniche zu beobachten. Der Bodden bot herrlich ruhiges Wasser zum Paddeln und einen wunderschönen Sonnenuntergang. Man muss also gar nicht weit reisen, der Norden hat herrliche Plätze zu bieten!

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Treetop walk

Walking high above the treetops must be a great feeling, it’s possible here- most of the treetop paths are wheelchair accessible. It‘s a bit of work getting to the observation tower, but you will have a magnificent view from up there.

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Auf Rügen, im Naturerbe Zentrum bei Prora (http://nezr.de/de/baumwipfelpfad/), geht es bis auf 40m hoch- mit vielen Erlebnisstationen rund um das Thema Natur.

On the isle Rügen, in the Natural Heritage Centre at prora (http://nezr.de/de/baumwipfelpfad/), the treetop walk goes up to 40m  with many interactive stations around the topic of nature.

Isle Vis- Diving in Komiza

The island Vis in the Croatian region of Dalmatia has beautiful beaches and little nice cities. It’s a great diving spot, since Croatia has an almost untouched underwater world. Even for wreck divers there are a couple ships to be explored. I went on two diving trips with Manta Diving in the city Komiza- from the boat into the sea. We had clear water with about 25m sight, lots of fish and met a small kalmar who stayed a little to play.

Wreck Vassilios

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Reef Isle Vis

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To get onto the boat, the divers had to climb over a stone (photos on the  Manta Diving Komiza website), but there was the possibility to swim to the back of the boat and be lifted on board and afterwards lifted into the sea with a small lift. The toilets were not accessible and the way to the diving center flat, but long and steep and not accessible by car. The diving center offered a pick up at the harbour to have access to the boat at ground level.

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Tipp for beach and water- two practical helpers

When I am at the beach or at / in the water, I always have these two practical helpers with me. The waterproof towel from ION and aqua shoes from Speedo.

Towel

The waterproof towel from Ion is made to keep your car seat dry, but it is also great as an all round towel. The hood for the car seat headrest fits over the backrest and the towel should be long enough to fit the lenght of almost every chair. Very useful no wet backrest or seat cushion anymore: beach, pools, between sauna sessions, after diving, on damp ground, and of course- what it is actually made for- in the car.

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Water Shoes

Damit die Füße geschützt sind- im Freibad, am Strand, am See, im Wasser habe ich immer Schwimmschuhe an. Über scharfe Kanten und Steine im Wasser oder über Wegrutschen beim Transfer muss ich mir so keine Gedanken machen. Wenn ihr mit Schwimmschuhen auch in die Sauna wollt müsst ihr darauf achten, dass das Material nicht heiß wird und  die Schuhe einen Luftaustausch gewährleisten- sonst wird die gestaute Luft im Schuh sehr heiß.

Meine Schwimmschuhe sind von Speedo und heißen Zanpa- sie sind aus weichem Gummi mit einem angenehmen Innenfutter, einem guten Belüftungssystem, einer festen Sohle und einer Schlaufe hinten für leichteres Anziehen.

To protect my feet in the pool, at the beach, at a lake, in the water I am always wearing swimming shoes. I don’t have to worry about sharp edges and stones or slipping during the transfer anymore. The shoes can be also useful in the sauna to protect you from the hot floor, but you have to make sure that the material is not heating up itself and that the shoes provide for air exchange- otherwise the accumulated air in the shoe can become very hot.

My aqua shoes are from Speedo called Zanpa- they are made of soft rubber with a comfortable lining, a good ventilation system, a solid sole and a loop at the back to get them on easily.

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