It all started when fbb read a snippet in the current edition of Modern Railways.
The Wadden Sea (Dutch: Waddenzee, German: Wattenmeer, Low German: Wattensee or Waddenzee, Danish: Vadehavet, West Frisian: Waadsee) is an intertidal zone in the southeastern part of the North Sea. It lies between the coast of northwestern continental Europe and the range of Frisian Islands, forming a shallow body of water with tidal flats and wetlands. It is rich in biological diversity.
Mudwalking is a popular (?) pastime.
Sylt is an island in northern Germany, part of Nordfriesland district, Schleswig-Holstein, and well known for the distinctive shape of its shoreline. It belongs to the North Frisian Islands and is the largest island in North Frisia. The northernmost island of Germany, it is known for its tourist resorts, notably Westerland, Kampen and Wenningstedt-Braderup, as well as for its 40 km long sandy beach. It is frequently covered by the media in connection with its exposed situation in the North Sea and its ongoing loss of land during storm tides.
So Sylt is 40km (25 miles) north to south but very thin at both ends which makes is roughly as "tall" as the Isle of Wight is "wide". So how do we get there?
Until 1927 the answer was by ferry. A network of paddle steamer routes linked the archipelago with mainland ports ...
Going by Sylt Ferry you can easily & cheaply plan your journey to the island of Sylt. Book your favourite departure in advance online and avoid waiting time. During the crossing from Havneby on Rømø to Sylt you can relax on one of the four sun decks, eat in the restaurant or go shopping in the Travel Value Shop. The Sylt Ferry runs all year long between the danish island of Rømø, which is easily accessible from the mainland by a free car dam, and the island of Sylt.
Free car dam? That need some explanation. The Danish island of Rømø is linked to the mainland by a road causeway ...
Rømø and take the smart car ferry to Sylt.
For completeness, fbb must mention a daily boat service (of sorts) from Hörnum the southernmost tip of Sylt.
In 1927, German engineering and determination created an alternative route from the fatherland to Sylt ...
Which brings us Baxx to Traxx.