The Tide & Mandø
The Road to Mandø
The road to Mandø floods 2 times every 24 hours. This is why our Tracktor-buses have a timetable that fits with the low tide. Getting to know the tide is a way for both tourists and the local citizens of the island to go back and forth to the island on a daily basis.
In a private car, the water level should be around 30 cm or less. Since it is saltwater which floods the road, we are driving slowly and nicely to protect our vehicles from rust. We also wash the tractors after every drive.
On few occasions we can experience too bad wind and weather for us to cross. But mostly we manage just fine with our set schedule.
You can check the tide by viewing the following link for Ribe Kammersluse at DMI's website. This helps if you are considering a visit or simply would like to see how the tide changes. You can also learn more about the low and high tides at the danish Coast Directorate's website.
If you are in the area it is also a fascinating experience to visit The Waddensea centre for some insight into the rising and falling history of the ocean.
Best Regards, Martin & Jeff Brig Hansen