Our last day in Tating before the very long drive back to Dublin. We met builders who will do some adaptation work here so that Pádraig will be able to get into the bath and around the rooms a bit easier. If it all turns out as we hope it will, it’ll be really comfortable.

We also went out across the bridge to the Arche Noah. It’s 3 euro per adult or a receipt for the Kurtaxe, a type of spa tax you pay each day you stay in St Peter-Ording on holidays or rehab. But, it was relatively late in the day and the man at the crossing must have had a big-heart-day, he just waved us through. No Ausweis, no Bescheinigung, no nothing. In Germany! Wow!