The highlight of the trip by far occurred during our return trip to shore. As we passed through the narrow channel between the lakes, a pair of hiking ladies & their large dog hailed our boat, looking for a quick lift to the other side. Little did we know that a 60-something German “naturalist” had shed his clothes & was swimming over to them. We got more than an eyeful as he popped out of the water to give the ladies a hearty “Gutenmorgen!” Thankfully he eventually covered himself with a rock & opted to duck back below the surface instead of coming aboard the boat. Too bad we didn’t ask him for a German word that means “The feeling of horrified delight that fills 9-to-13-year-old boys watching such a scene.” 😝
Here’s a little gallery (featuring only a half naked German) from the adventure.