It takes six hours to drive out to the island, as it is nearly twenty miles due west of Cuxhaven. The tide is starting to roll in towards the end of your journey, and you succeed in reaching the island with only your feet wet. The sun is still up, but is quite low in the sky ... sunset is in about an hour, but given the time of year there will still be twilight for ninety minutes after that.
|Neuwark Isle ... a somewhat recent photo|
The party lands near the very southern point of the island, near the church, next to the road that runs around the dike. Obviously the church can't be seen from the shore, but once Gerhard has driven the wagon onto the dike it is evident. The lighthouse is 100 feet high, with a large platform, wider than the tower, at the top for the burning of wood, with two long ropes reaching to the ground at opposite corners, and a ten foot high woodpile at each end.
You cannot see any sign of the crab.