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Seascapes take on an austere beauty in the winter months and it is often during this season that the genius of the place is most apparent. Stripped of the softening effect of the foliage and outlined in frost or snow, it becomes easier to see the underlying structures. Take the spit for example; it is a narrow, long stretch of sand – formed like a hook - that extends out to sea. When waves approach the coastline they are carrying material such as sand, shingle, pebbles and boulders. By adding it to the spit it becomes longer and longer.

The photo shows Flensborg Fjord at Sønderhav; the two legendary Ox Islands in the middle of the fjord are clearly visible. There are no harbors on the Danish side of the fjord apart from these idyllic islands.
A couple of friends loosely attached to the Museum’s harbor Flensborg were allowed to rent the bigger of the islands for under 1000 USD a year including a boatyard shed, a pub and one thatched roof living house. It was quite unusual for the Danish community to accept German tenants but it works very well. The four people not only provide provisioning for the Tourists who come to the island every day throughout the year; they also arrange concerts and other events.

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