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Sunday
Jan242016

Three days away.

We just returned from a long weekend at the Baltic sea. We try to get away each year for a few days to celebrate our wedding anniversary (which is January 22nd). I know it´s a strange time of the year to go on a holiday, much like it´s a strange time to get married, but I´d very much recommend both! Winter weddings can be beautiful (ours was) and a snowy beach that you basically have for yourself is quite wonderful too! 

We stayed here which is also something I´d very much recommend. This is a very special little hotel, and while I imagine the design isn´t for everyone - it´s very raw and unfinished with bare walls etc. - I thought it was very beautiful in its own way. We stayed in apartment 6 which was huge and very cozy and had lovely light and pretty views of the snowy garden. Ludwig loved the latter - I think we´ll need to get him a bed with a view! 

Our first day was ice cold and sunny, just how I like it. We took a hike along the frozen "Bodden" (I didn´t find a translation for this - a certain kind of coastal waters?) which was very beautiful until our crazy dog managed to escape and disappeared among the reeds to hunt some birds. Not funny and quite dangerous but he eventually came back and all is well. Phew! 

The next day was greyish but it had snowed all night so we took a long walk along the wintery beach. Pretty, pretty! Also I´ll take this house with the red shutters, thank you very much. And now we are back and I am already thinking about where we should go next year. 
Have a good week everybody! January is almost over which means that spring is near - right?

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Reader Comments (9)

Congratulations with your wedding anniversary! Beautiful pictures Katrin.
We always try to go the the sea to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We got married on the beach.
And January the 22nd is a good day, it's my B-day as well ;)

January 24, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterkenderfrau

It looks lovely there, just my kind of place! I miss the coastal environment a lot. I think a Bodden is a saltwater marsh or pond, but I am not 100% certain. Happy Anniversary!

January 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Oh, I like the icy trees, that is a beautiful picture. I also think Ludwig's little mustache is very cute.

January 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa

Absolutely beautiful photos. I can understand the attraction of a winter holiday, especially by the sea, and to be able to take your dog makes it perfect...well except for that escape business. Isn't that house cosy-looking and fairy tale-ish in its pretty red and white? I enjoy seeing the different styles of homes on your vacations. Happy anniversary!

January 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSally

What a beautiful vacation, Katrin! I love winter days with low hanging clouds, dipped in snow. And that hotel! I wanna go.....:)

January 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKrista

Lovely photos. My dog runs away at the beach, too, cheeky thing.
Bodden https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodden

January 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterC

Wow - what a stunning location. I normally don't like winter, but I think I would enjoy staying there and exploring. Currently we are sweltering in the midst of a heatwave in New Zealand, so your photos were very refreshing.

Happy Anniversary too. mine was on January 24.

February 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Ohhh how beautiful! Happy anniversary! Your Ludwig is for sure adorable. The place looks fantastic. Glad you had a fun time! I agree that house with red shutters is very pretty.

February 2, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterangela

I am trying so hard every year to embrace winter; I think I could in such a beautiful and solitary place!

February 2, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterapril

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