I grab my kayak

Part of my great plan when making the move to Schliersee was to become once more healthy and physically fit.  It was the choice to make moving in the beautiful landscape a priority not just for me but for my family as a whole.

This year on my birthday I added kayaking to my movement plan.  Living in Schliersee we have not only access to the two beautiful tranquil lakes of Spitzingsee and Schliersee but all the many amazing lakes which surround us.  So we have begun trying to paddle in as many as we can.  Currently my favorite is Spitzingsee at sunset with the cows and the mountains all aglow in the fading light.  Its truly breathtaking.

There is magic in the smooth gliding movement of my body being one with my kayak upon the water.  That connection, that feeling of fluid freedom and the connection with the water and its inhabitants.  Sometimes I am visited by fish jumping over the bow of the boat or a mother duck and her ducklings come along side as if she is presenting her little family to me.

To be out there on the lake as the burnt orange glow of the summer sun setting.  There is nothing better and all this grandeur is accompanied by the soft ringing of the cows munching on the hillsides.

If I have an hour free or a particularly tense day.  I grab my kayak and get to a lake.  I hope you too will find some time to float today.  There are boat rentals on both Spitzingsee and Schliersee for you to experience the magic for yourself.

On Schliersee:

On Spitzingsee:


Laura Boston-Thek

American artist, photographer and professional wanderer who, after 20 years of roaming, put down roots in a 100 year old Bavarian farmhouse and fell in love with the Alpine village and its residents (both 2-legged and 4-legged).