Sunset Sailing, Sundowners & Stargazing
We are still “in” Germany. In a blogging sense, of course. Gosh! I wish we were in Europe right now but our summer vacations have now shifted, and we are off during June and July. No more escapes from the August heat for us. This is a continuation of our last post, The Wooden Cabin on a Lake. There were just too many pictures to squeeze them into one post. Compared to our others days in Europe, we sure did take a lot less pictures while we were at the lake, BUT there are still some favorite moments that we want to remember, and share.
On our second, maybe the third – who knows, the days all seemed to blur together, into one incredible rest period – we decided to take the boat out onto the lake. Justin first had to de-web it, and check it for spiders, but once he was out on the water, the boat was ready for this arachnophobiac. He rowed around, to the front of the cabin, and Eli climb onto the boat via a gate.
The boat was pretty stable, but we sure didn’t want to end up in the dark water, so we took our time and only got a little braver once we had been on the water for a while. The water was perfectly still, and the weather was amazing. It was awesome being in the middle of the lake, and looking back at the wooden cabin where we had been sleeping.
The View from The Water
From the middle of the lake, we could also see the main house. That big tree you see in the picture above, completely blocks any view between the main house and the wooden cabin on the lake. This is wonderful because you really do feel like there is no one else around. It was funny to take a step back and realize that we were not, in fact, alone out there!
Dinners on the lake were amazing!
Although we had stayed at many self-container apartments during our Europe trip, there were many days in a row where we weren’t able to cook. On the lake, we took full advantage of the kitchen, and all the amenities that this small little cabin had. These hosts had REALLY made sure that guests had everything that they could possibly need, including spices, sauces, and various other condiments.
We cooked amazing T-bone steaks, and washed them down with a few Somersby Blackcurrent ciders. We sure did drink our fair share of ciders and beers while we are traveling. Not having a wide variety available to us in China means that we go all out when we are traveling.
Sitting on the deck, we watched the view of the lake change.
From light and airy…
To dark and mysterious…
We sat out there for hours. Eli played around the cabin, and along the sides of the deck. All three of us were perfectly relaxed, and loving our break. Late on our last evening, we did a bit of star-gazing.
With hardly any light pollution in this area of the country, we were able to see TONS of stars. Unfortunately, we might time photography skills are not that great – but as you can (sort of) tell, the sky looked magical.
The next morning we got back on the road and headed towards our final German city, Freiberg.
Our batteries were recharged and we were ready to adventure on! This lake stop was perfect in every way.