I visited the sea or to be more precise I visited Kiel due to a work related meeting. This week the world biggest ship race takes place in Kiel and every year this special week of the race is a big event: http://www.kieler-woche.de/english/index.php
We did not participate in the races (or beware watched the races they are offshore) - we had other things to do. Work and afterwards have some dinner. For dinner we met on board of a sailing ship:
It was on board of the Loth Lorien, a barquentine built 1907. The ship once was used for the fishing and transportation of herring now you can rent it for sailing, parties and such.
Nice view isn't it. We had some food on this ship, sitting on deck
Due to rain and wind we were seated protected and had fish of course (and lots of beer):
I had an oven baked potatoe with quark and grilled salmon and cabbage salad as others too.
And a few collegues had this one:
Pickled herring (Matjes) baked fish and baked potato pancakes.
Afterwards we went to the fair. During Kieler Woche the big harbour area is changed into a huge fair with lots of food stalls, stalls to buy some fun stuff and stages, see Part II