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The variety of weather in my region is brought by different air masses. Six basic types affect the weather of Northern Europe. They can bring anything from tropical warm and humid days to arctic cold depending on the type of air mass. The most severe weather usually occurs when dry-cold continental polar air clashes with warm-humid maritime tropical air. In most winters, and certainly those in the last 20 years, our winds normally come from the south-west maintaining our relatively mild winters.
The photo shows the river Eider near Hamdorf on a calm and cold February day. Broad meadows and moors through which the river gently flows: the Eider river landscape is the largest lowland area in Schleswig-Holstein. Boating and fishing are unique experiences for visitors who want to enjoy the fascinating river landscape. The sailing season however is limited to the summer which can be fairly wet, although enjoying long days. It begins at the end of April/beginning of May and ends about 1st of October. Sailing is not considered to be a rich man’s pastime but a part of the way of life for ordinary people.

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Additional Photos by Harriet Kaehler (Kielia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2449 W: 0 N: 6435] (23013)
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