Time flies. It seems like yesterday that we reunited, but we are rapidly approaching half-time on this project. The first week will end in a glorious fashion, as we will row and sail with a viking boat. Early in the morning, we arrive in Buchholz. Quiet, silence, sea, birds, and a sky with beautiful clouds. A perfect start of the day, bringing so much beauty. Then we start in the big viking boat. The weather is perfect, but unfortunately wihtout wind, and we accordingly have to row all the way. Well, this enables one to feel the mood of those on the boat. The water is fabulous. The lake is fascinating, slowly one becomes freer, free of thoughts and somehow calmer. We take a break from rowing in Ratzeburg, eating yummy ice cream, and walking through town and past Ratzeburg Cathedral. We then row back to Buchholz, where everything is already prepared for our barbecue. The evening at the lake is very beautiful. We barbecue, and eat in the open, then we sit down at the campfire, listen to interesting stories of our main viking Haiko, we sing and enhoy the light of the full moon, mirrored in the lake. This evening we don’t get to bed early, even though we are all tired. The reason is Florian – it is his birthday soon. Once the clock strikes twelve, and his new life-year commences, we congratulate him, and then get to back. Tomorrow, a new day, with new experiences, awaits us.
Due to a lack of wind, we had to row the route from Buchholz to Ratzeburg.
The girls enjoy their leisure time on the market square in Ratzeburg.
In the evening, Max was our master of the barbecue, and prepared our meal.
Before we went to bed, we sat at the campfire, waiting for our birthday boy to get one year older.
On Saturday morning, weleave our small camp in Buchholz, and get on the boat. The weather supports us, it is perfect for sailing. The wind is blowing and we are sailing on the blue lake. We sind and look into the infinity of the sky. Some moments, we feel like true vikings on the open sea. Freedom, friendship, and the way, the way on the water. All day we spend on and at the lake. In the evening our project leader prepared a surprise for us. As we worked well during the week, the participants got a bonus: A nice dinner at a reastaurant. As we are planning to return, it starts to rain. Only late in the evening, we arrive home. Our camp location has already become a home for us, where we meet all, like a family, in the evening. We look with satisfaction at the photos that were made, and we remember the most interesting and funny shared experiences, we talk with each other, and we play a bit.
Unfortunately there was a lot of rowing today as well, as the wind was not strong enough.
We are close to the pier in Ratzeburg, and looking forward to our leisure time.
We have sailed for two days, spent them on the water. But it seems, that we spent a whole small life together, and we all came still closer together.