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Breathing the Sea Air on Sylt, Germany’s Northernmost Island

To sample some North Frisian atmosphere, explore the Sylt location page and browse the hashtags Hörnum and Nordseeliebe.

Sylt, Germany’s northernmost island, may be connected to the mainland by rail, but many travelers flock to the “Queen of the North Sea” in order to disconnect. Sylt’s major draw is its picturesque places: think thatch-roofed houses, sandy beaches and tidelands.

For Hamburg-based Instagrammer Anja Sauer (@anja.sauer), Sylt is the perfect escape from the city. “Rough sea air, beach as far as the eye can see and wonderful variegated dune landscapes — there I find the width and the endless horizon I need to completely switch off.” Even though Sylt is a mere 38 square miles (99 square km), its offerings are diverse. One can tour the island by bicycle, surf off of Westerland’s Brandenburg Beach, visit a gallery opening in Kampen or simply relax in one of the iconic white and blue painted two-seater beach chairs that are scattered along the island’s beaches.

Like Musa you too will be saved from the Sea. Just look through it and see Him. Then the illusion will crumble and you’ll be left with the only Reality: Him.
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Pendills and Sullivan Creek National Fish Hatchery - MI, USA:

Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush) is a freshwater char living as a main predator in the Great Lakes.  Other names for it include mackinaw, lake char (or charr), touladi, togue, and grey trout. Around Lake Superior, they can also be variously known as siscowet, paperbellies and leans. Lake trout are prized both as game fish and as a food fish.

Lake trout are native to the Great Lakes and historically provided a large commercial fishery. Wild lake trout populations nearly vanished in the Upper Great Lakes, including Lakes Michigan, Huron, and Superior, in the 1940s and 1950s after years of overfishing and losses from parasitic sea lamprey. Hatchery stocking was initiated in an effort to stop the decline of this valuable resource. The development and initiation of effective control of sea lamprey in the 1960s resulted in increased survival of stocked lake trout.

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Fossilized Megamouth Shark Tooth Found in Okinawa, First in Asia

The tooth, believed to be between 3 million and 10 million years old, is the first fossil remain found in Asia from the rare deep-sea shark, the Okinawa Churashima Foundation said Wednesday.

Megamouth sharks were first discovered in 1976, and are believed to live in tropical and temperate seas across the world, the foundation said in a release. They feed on plankton and can grow to about 6 meters in size, but much of its nature remains unknown.

I remember
we sat on the beach at sunset
and counted the kites,
spent sails torn from galleons
breaking clouds into spindrift,
and watched the seagulls
carving August
out of blue and white.

You wore the sky
around your neck,
where the day’s warmth
knotted in a chain,
and held shells to my ear
like a mermaid stolen from the sea
breaking the surface of shimmer
and tangled fish
over salty oyster beds.

I remember
the color of your hair
lashing against your shirt
and your pirate smile
like a crooked bird
warming the dusk
and the long cool of your legs
wrapping my nights
and stealing the summer…

—  Brendan
Over The Hills And Far Away
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Song: Over the Hills and Far Away 

Album: Over the Hills and Far Away EP

Artist: Nightwish

Relation: It’s my adventuring song. 

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Over the hills and far away,
he swears he will return one day.
Far from the mountains and the seas,
back in her arms he swear he’ll be.
Over the hills and far away. 

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NEW GIRL | There Are Other Fish In The Sea from “Walk of Shame” 

Missed Connections

pairing: Makoto/Gou

rating: T

summary: There’s peace in riding the rails, in traveling alone, en route to a new adventure. Makoto has it all planned out, until he needs the help of a vibrant red-haired girl at the transfer station.

(AU: The Matsuokas never lived in/near Iwatobi, so they don’t know the Iwatobi crew. aka, I wanted to write something with a “missed connections” theme. Hence the title.)

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There was serenity in riding the rails, watching vast expanses of land pass between sleepy towns, moving farther and farther from the sea. The steady ba-thump of the train over the tracks, destined to move in only one direction, a pre-determined path.

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A   C O N T I N U A T I O N   O F   T H I S

NOTE: Because of many people’s similar reaction to my previous post, I feel the need to clarify that this series isn’t intended to have a Hans-apologist kind of vibe. My purpose here is not to excuse his behaviour in the film or to get people to pity him. I just wanted to add a little bit of ‘depth’ where it was suggested there were stories behind his actions. I’m basically trying to figure out a possible background and progression that could explain why and how he was shaped into a villain, if we accept some villains are made rather than born. But I get some people want this character to be evil for the sake of being evil, and that is completely fine! So please don’t get too upset over these, keep in mind this is just my take on a hypothetic past, loosely based on hints from the movie and what Frozen directors have revealed so far.

Inspiration from rennydraws for the 8th panel and donc-desole for the last one.