The Foeckings from New Hamphire are in Germany for a hike around the North Sea coast. They're setting off from Cuxhaven and making their way across the tidal flats to the island of Neuwerk.
The southern seas might glitter with warm, blue charm and charisma, but what they lack, says Tamsin Walker, is the cold, murky depth of the North Sea.
Much of Germany's North Sea coast is low enough to put it at risk from the waters at its door. Not least in an era of warming temperatures and predicted sea level rise.
DW's Harald Franzen had always looked south from his home in central Germany for his family beach vacations, but an invite to explore Germany's seas led to some fascinating discoveries - before he even got on board.
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