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This week’s blog contrasts quite considerably with my last entry. I might be criticised for having exposed a bit too much flesh last week however with my arrival in the Alps there is no fear of that happening today. I have arrived back in Bavaria and we have just moved over to summer time despite the area being covered in snow.
However, being good environmentally friendly types, RISKKO and I decided to brave the snow and take ourselves off to the local recycling centre. Yes, do not let it be said that this blog is not exciting! In addition to taking the ‘Envirodog’ down to the recycling centre we took the opportunity to benefit from special off-season rates at the local outdoor swimming pool (well RISKKO did – I had to look after the camera!).
In addition, in order to show you how my Bavarian colleagues do not let the snow (or lack of day light) put them off their water sports I would like to share with you a video which was made by truly dedicated local surfer Maximilian Schwarzkopf (filmed with help from Colin Stewart whose name clearly indicates he is from a part of the UK that is even further north than Yorkshire!). Many people who are familiar with Munich will know that the Isar river and particularly the spot known as Eisbach are popular destinations for river surfers. However what few appreciate is that these water sports activities continue into the Winter – with a little help from Neoprene. In fact the truly committed enthusiasts go surfing at night (after seeing the video you might think they should be committed!). If you have never experienced ‘surfin in the snow at night’ I think you will enjoy the following video.
Winter Eisbach from Big Col on Vimeo.
I have also added a few pictures of the local scenery and some of the village sites in Bad Feilnbach. If you are interested in Doggy news I have posted a couple of articles on RISKKO’s own website. There can be reached using the following links:
24th March 2013: Alert for Canine Poisoners – meatballs containing deadly slug bait – Countrywide hunt for dog murderers
23rd March 2013: Gay dog saved from being put down – death sentence fear for ‘abnormal’ dog behaviour
Meanwhile enjoy the pictures. It is time for a nice warm chocolate! For more info about the video made by the night surfers in the Munich English Garden (at Eisbach on the River Isar) please see the end of this weeks blog.
For German Speaking visitors to http://www.ChrisDuggleby.com who would like to read more about the Winter night Surfing Video made on the Eisbach and the two Gentlemen who made it I have included a link to an article this weekend in the Süddeutsche Zeitung. You can find it here
Keep warm, and if you do go surfing at night don’t forget to take your torch!