Ah, a day at the beach. The sun, the sand, the vendors and stands and the delicious treats they are hawking on the beach. In Vietnam, we bought lobster tails grilled right in front of us to perfection and squirted with lemon. On the beach in Mexico, I had some of the most amazing shrimp ceviche I have ever tasted and too many margaritas. In Italy, some form of gelato is required at least once an hour as kids with coolers go by selling Magnums and other cold treats. So, let's take a look at the offering on Hamburg's strand, the sandy stretch of beach on the Elbe River situated right across from the port's container terminal and downstream from where Airbus is currently assembling A380s: mmmm würstchen mit sauerkraut und kartoffelpuree. It might not be fresh from the sea (or thank God, not from the Elbe) and it may not be refreshing (although the kraut does have a subtle tang to it), but I must admit, it was a perfect accompaniment for the setting on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon on the beach in Hamburg.
Aren't industrial shipping ports, like, totally romantic?