Day 5: Boats and Beer
Breakfast in the morning and then we drove with the bus to Prerow were we met our fellow lifeguards. We met the mayor, got another warm welcome and had some pictures for the local newspaper. The lifeguards responsible for the so called IRB’s, inflatable rescue boats, explained some safety rules for the boats, after they had changed into swimming suits. “Always wear a helmet and a vest, when you are using one of the boats! There are always two quickstops on the boats available”. The Israeli guys changed into wetsuits, took their life jackets and their helmets and pulled the third IRB to the beach. They were very enthusiastic and all went into the water, even if it only had 10°C.
They all trained some time with the three drivers and had their fun I think. They simulated the rescue of a person with a rescue tube. There were some small waves they could jump over, too. But because they only were small they could drive at maximum speed! The reporter from the local newspaper also took some pictures, made interviews with the managers from Tel Aviv and Herzliya. We actually did it on the front page of the local newspaper! Avi Licht, the manager of the beach department of Tel Aviv, even said, that even if the beach of Tel Aviv was crowned as the 6th best beach in the world by National Geographic World, in his personal opinion he thought our beaches here much more beautiful because of their nearly untouched nature.
Some soup and on we went with the bus to Stralsund. That is a former hanseatic city on the Baltic Sea, one hour drive from Zingst. There Robert did a short introduction to the city before we went to the Störtebecker Brewery. There the brewing process was explained to us. After that we could 5 out of the 16 beers brewed in this manufactory.
The buffet that waited for us was very delicious. We had a wonderful evening with our guests until we had to return to the youth hostel.