Stuck in a soft place

Stuck in a soft place, originally uploaded by gwendolen.

Mudflat hiking is popular in the Wadden Sea, which stretches from the Netherlands, northwest Germany to Denmark. People walk and wade on the mudflats during low tide.

In the Netherlands, mudflat hikers can walk from the mainland to Terschelling, Ameland, Engelsmanplaat, Schiermonnikoog, Simonszand and Rottumeroog. In Germany, mudflat hikers can walk to Norderney, Baltrum, Langeoog, Spiekeroog and Minsener-Oldoog. There is also a connection between the islands Amrum and Föhr. In Denmark, mudflat hikers can walk to Mandø, Fanø and Langli.

Mudflat hikers are only allowed out into the Wadden Sea under the supervision of licensed guides, who will lead walkers onto the organized routes. It is too dangerous to go out hiking on your own.

The boy in the picture was part of a group of hikers that just came back to the harbour of Noordpolderzijl, after a mudflat hike in the area.



  1. On the East Coast of Canada, people use mud shoes, like snowshoes only different, to walk on the mud in the summer. It is not an organized sport, though. I think the whole idea of organized groups walking in the mud sounds so interesting!! My kids would have certainly loved it when they were younger!


  2. how interesting. I did not know about this. Have enver heard about it before. Thanks for sharing.My image of the jump was quite fast. But to freeze water drops you need at least 1/500.


  3. I have never heard of mud walking either but I know my dog would love it as every mud puddle in the yard she goes straight for. Great shot, I like the lighting.


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