Last year, after our return from Germany,
I was asked which experience on our trip had been best for me. I thought for a moment. Then I said: ‘I think it was our excursion to the seaport of Warnemünde at the Baltic Sea.’
It was a pleasant early summer day with lots of sunshine. Having arrived at Warnemünde by train, we promenaded along a beautiful walkway with hundreds of other sightseers all the way to the lighthouse. Seeing the expanse of water all around us, I was reminded of similar places in Australia. From where we rested at a railing near the lighthouse we could see a stretch of beach. I noticed there were not many people on the beach. This was probably because the air felt still somewhat chilly. However there was hardly any breeze and the sun felt wonderful. It was so good to be at beautiful Seaport Warnemünde.
My sister-in-law pointed out to me a large round building some distance away close by the sea. I could make out people sitting under huge umbrellas. It turned out that this was a restaurant. To my delight the four of us, namely my brother and his wife as well as Peter and I, ended up going there for lunch.
I ordered a vegetarian salad with pfifferlinges, a type of mushroom, which I like very much and never have a chance of eating in Australia. The salad arrived beautifully arranged with a sprinkling of daisies and cherry tomatoes. The daisies were edible! This really made my day!