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ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 90-250mm F2.8

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  • Large lock / The shipping traffic to and from the NOK is regulated by locks in Brunsbuettel near Hamburg and in Kiel-Holtenau. The two large areas of the lock in Kiel-Holtenau (310m in usable length) primarily receive large freight and cruise ships of up to 235m which come through about every 45 minutes. The Norweigian Dream is a regular here.

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  • Smaller lock / Sport boats use the two older, smaller lock areas (125m in usable length) to cross out of the North Sea into the somewhat milder sailing area of the Baltic Sea or, as in this case, just to take part in the festivities of Kieler Woche.

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  • Hot air balloon / After so much water, I've resolved to spend the evening on dry land. Although the hot air balloons at the Nachtglühen, or night glowing, remain on the ground, they put on a spectacular show with their colourful envelopes and burners lighting up the night sky.

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  • Rescue cruiser / A small emergency rescue cruiser passes, portside.

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  • Sand castles / You're allowed to keep whatever you find washed up on the beach. Well great, but now how do I get this home in one piece?

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  • Castle of Plön / The Castle of Plön is currently occupied by the Fielmann Foundation, which also renovated the structure. The castle is visible from various parts of the city, even from long distances.

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  • Permanently anchored / Permanently anchored here at Priwall since 1959 is another tall ship with an eventful history. This ship belongs to the Flying P Liners, sailed from 1911 to 1959 and was considered one of the fastest ships at about 18 knots.

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  • Bumblebee / After the landing, the vain sunshine broke through the clouds, as if to mock me. Meanwhile, a bumble bee begins his intimate journey through the sunflower field.

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  • Old City Hall arcade / On market days, the Lübeckers shop with atmosphere under the arcade of the old city hall.

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  • Kyoto Express / Along with her sister ship, the COLOMBO EXPRESS, the KYOTO EXPRESS is one of the largest container ships in the world with a capacity of more than 100,000 tons, or 8,750 containers, even TEUs. Each is 335m long, about 43m wide and have a depth of 14.6m. They sail the Asia-Europe route via Shanghai, Hong Kong and Hamburg in a permanant cycle for the shipping company Hapag-Lloyd.

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  • Mississipi Queen / Another notable watercraft in the Hamburg harbour is a paddle steamer designed after the original MISSISSIPI QUEEN. Powered by her large paddle wheel, she sails around the harbour providing a nostalgic sight one wouldn't expect in Hamburg.

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  • Taxi talk / Leaning against a tree, I relax and nibble on the toasted almonds I just bought. Some youths on their way home are cursing. I and the taxi drivers waiting for their last guests ignore them.

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  • Wadden Sea / The water of the Wadden Sea has ebbed and the low tide makes it possible for a dusk walk along the mudflats. Many families, couples and holiday makers take this healthy opportunity to relax in the fresh sea air. These kinds of walks are perfect for building up an appetite. Any hunger that might arise can be satisfied in the elevated restaurant.

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  • Seals / After a two hour trip we finally see some seals. About 7000 of these round-eyed fish hunters are gathered here on this and other sand bars in the area. One of the North Sea's low lying islands, probably Suderoog, can be made out in the background.

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  • Seal close up / A close up of a seal. It is rare to get so close to one of these shy animals out here in the open waters. At least, this is not possible from a ship. I have the owners and animal lovers at Westkustenpark in St. Peter Ording to thank for this image.

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  • Cleaning the nets / On the way back to the Husum harbour we come across a shrimp boat cleaning its nets. The scraps that fall from the nets are a gift for the gulls hovering around the boat.

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  • Kampen lighthouse / I finally reach the Kampen lighthouse on Sylt as the sun is going down. My journey with the car train was delayed because of a problem with the train.

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  • Austernmeyer Restaurant / Andreas Marc from Dittmeyer's meets me in the warm and inviting atmosphere of the company's

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