Life on the Lake

There is a culture to living on German/Austrian lakes. It is a slower life, which changes with the seasons. In summer life here is taken up with making some money from the tourists. Wooden row boats line up on the shoals waiting to be hired out. The lake is full of fish. Local fishermen bring in the daily catch to furnish the nearby gasthauses. Homemade icecream is in plentiful supply. In autumn the tourists have gone. People gather in the fire wood, chop logs and prepare for winter. I imagine in winter when the lake freezes over the rhythm slows down even more.

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