Potsdam - Plaue
On Monday the 9th of July 2018, when we just had left for a long-distance (well…) bike-ride, we received a telephone call from Yachthafen Potsdam that our long awaited parcel had arrived. We had ordered on Tuesday the 3rd and were told that it would take four (working-)days on average. So that turned out to be correct.
We immediately turned around and picked up the parcel. We were grateful towards the Yachthafen because they gave us permission to use their address as an address for delivery. A bottle of whine expressed our gratitude. In case you’re interested: http://yachthafen-potsdam.de/yachthafen-potsdam.html.
Our bike-ride was resumed after dropping of the parcel at our ship. We biked into a town called Werder, partly because of the ride itself – partly because we wanted to see if there was a sufficient mooring space for us over there next to Fishrestaurant ‘Arielle’. This restaurant offers a mooring-pontoon to their customers. We observed what happened when we where there and the way they check the pontoon-use remains an open question to us.
Anyway, the construction of the pontoon made us doubt whether it is capable of safely holding our heavy ship without wrecking itself. Besides we passed Werder fairly early the next day, in fact too early to stop already. Arielle has a large floating outdoor platform, visible at the second picture just right from the centre, but very good visible at their own website https://wirsindwerder.de/fischrestaurant-arielle/.
Ketzin-town is not all that exciting. They have created, however, a ‘promenade’ alongside the river where a walk under the old trees is a delight. Because the Wednesday was a birthday-day for one of us, we decided to spend two nights in Ketzin...
...and have dinner in an Italian restaurant alongside Ketzin’s promenade with a view onto the river. The capacity of the electricity was limited to 5 amps only anyway, so it took some time before the indicator changed from ‘absorption’ to ‘float’.
Jumping from the bridge is relatively safe, insofar the bridge itself is ‘conquered’. Think of climbing, unprotected, over the fence and jumping in between the supporting girders of the former surface. The upside down-act looks
easier, but is in fact pretty difficult to do on a wonky surfboard. He didn’t get wet and even made a picture of one of his friends, using his smartphone! (Never, repeat never, undertake any action without your smartphone at hand.)
Fish for sale
Every Saturday and Sunday this car appears. And do the people know! The fish-selling woman is a very successful one, though the weather was...
...not against her. We bought salted herring, with onions on rolls. On Saturday only one each, on Sunday two. Are they good? No, they are the best!
Of course we have seen barn swallows (boerenzwaluw) before. But never as close as we did in Ketzin last week. Aren’t they cute? Since we are in the east of Germany we’ve seen hooded crows (bonte...
...kraai) on many an occasion. We had never seen (noticed?) them before in Western Europe. Only carrion crows (zwarte kraai). Well, two breeds of bird that captured our attention lately to end with. Bye bye.
John en Wil
Wat relaxed jullie leven. En daar geen gevoel van hoogseizoen maar plaats genoeg om aan te meren. Veel plezier.
Diny & Simon
Dank je wel!! En jullie niet minder, natuurlijk.
3 Weken selfsupporting! Wow!!! Wat een drukte overigens daar in Plaue. Viskraam, bruiloft. Hopelijk ging het niet tot laat in de avond door.
Diny & Simon
Jaja, onze generator is super! (Afkloppen.) Ook al kwam de feestboot diep in de nacht weer terug, wij hebben niks gehoord.