First day on Juist

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What I love most about the island is the lack of cars!

Only the fire department, the German Red Cross and doctors have motor vehicles - the police have only 'office bikes'.

The post office and the shipping company have each one electric car.

Some institutions like the shipping company and a branch of the Coastal defence authority have tractors, but need a special license, every time they want to navigate through the town.

All other transports like garbage collection, building material, guest luggage, pizza service etc. are done by bike or horse-drawn carriage.

So its not unusual to lie in bed in the morning and hear the clip clop of horses feet as they deliver the milk, papers, luggage for the ferry or the local taxi on its way to the airport!

And the pace of life is slower, the air better and combined with wondefful beaches and great food and lovely friendly locals ... its a perfect holiday break to wind down!

We used a small guest house which offers a self contained apartment ... you get a nice kitchen, lounge, bedrooms and your own small bathroom.

The rates are reasonable as you can fit a whole family into some of them - and being self sufficient means you can enjoy meals when you like.

Even so .. I must go out for one of the lovely breakfasts at the top end of the town and enjoy my Ostfriesian tee and delicious bread .... a kind of tradition :)
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