I decided to take some time off from work to enjoy the summer this year. That and I need to move from Munich back to the UK, finish applying for business schools and haven’t taken much time off from working at the EPO for the last 2 years. I am loving it.
This is a really hot summer and I’ve been hanging out at the rivers and lakes that surround Munich. What a wonderful city that one has the possibility to swim in the river that runs through it. Most other places I know you would be lucky to come out without ome new heavy metals in the bloodstream.
One particular fun thing to do is go swimming in the Eisbach that runs through Munich’s main park. This river enters the Englisher Garten park on the southern end where surfers practise on the standing wave. It’s possible to dive in here and get pulled along through the garden (at quite some speed), sucked into some rapids and then relax on your back, finally exiting near the Chinesischer Turm beer garden. Convieniently there is a tram that takes you back to the start and you can endure the rapids all over again.
The lakes are also beautiful this time of year and I was swimming in the Starnbergersee this weekend. I met up with Ulrike and her sister and we upstream along the Isar. It was about a 3 hour ride on a very hot day. And now I am at the end of my first month off from work. Still have 2 more to go but alas the time is flying by and September is going to be punctuated by morning and sorting out all the administrative crap that goes with changing countries yet again.
My flight to the UK for the weekend is now boarding. But only for a weekend.