On Hallig Gröde the sea is not far away. Even if the wadden sea normally looks flat and calm, high tide and a little bit of wind will change that and quickly remind you of the natural forces.
The holm is (almost) completely surrounded by a stone brink, but this one is only as high as the water level with normal high tide. There is no dike protecting from storm tides. With high tide and wind coming from the right direction, the sea will spill over the brink as can be seen here at the jetty on the west side. Of course, real “Landunter” wasn’t on the agenda during our stay in May, this typically happens during the autumn and winter storms.