Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Walking on the Bodensee

Konstanz, that usually gets fog and rain instead of real winter weather, has been extremely cold with temperatures reaching -10 degrees Celsius at night this January. Even though it has made life for nutters like me who just won't give up commuting by bike that easily kind of a pain, last Saturday made it all worth it. For a week or so, the lake between Hegne (a 5-minute train ride from town) and the island of Reichenau has been frozen enough to allow people on it. I honestly never have and never expected to see anything like this around here, ever... On top of that, Saturday was also the first warmer day after the weeks of cold, meaning: we got to enjoy a 5km walk on ice in the sun. 

P.S. I don't know if anyone besides me notices it, but thanks to Matt's computer magic here, I am now fully independent in my photo hosting and can thus post them here larger and in full quality. :D

P.P.S. Yes, that is a pan throwing competition on the last picture.