We got up after a very nice night’s sleep at around 8 am and got ready for our trip to the Baltic–Imke and Hermann took the car and all of our major luggage, so that we could very easily get on the bus & train trip to Boltenhagen, a resort town on the Baltic. It wasn’t raining, just overcast and coolish. We left the house around 9:30 and were on buses and trains for most of the day until we got to Boltenhagen around 3:30 pm. Imke and Hermann were already there, and we quickly set up our rooms and Mark and I went down to the beach to check out the Baltic and the center of the little resort town. Later, we all went back together; it was a little breezy and not warm (definitely not beach weather) but occasionally sunny. Kai loved running and playing around in the sand, and actually preferred to stay down at the beach when we went back up on the promenade. We had the usual Abendbrot for dinner, and then went for another walk after dinner.