i was wondering what i was getting myself into when someone said just come over to the apartment. i’ll give you directions. it’s right by the lake.
lake? i had a sudden nightmare of hours and hours on the S-bahn.
directions in hand, i got off the U-Bahn at Franz Neumann Platz, walked a couple of meters, and there it was. a lake that looked like this:
i was also wondering what i was getting myself into when someone proposed rowing down the Landwehr canal. on something inflatable. this sounded fun and interesting until it dawned on me that four people were getting into this former emergency raft that we had just inflated with a foot pump. we, and everyone else, who saw us navigating tour boats, motor boats and other paddlers, had a good laugh. one little girl fishing commented: Sie kommen nie im Ziel. but then again, she was fishing for dead fish so what did she know.