I think it was Mr Toad in "Wind in the Willows" who said "nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats". I have to agree with him. The feeling of freedom when you are sailing is something without compare.
Here are some of our adventures in and on the water
Somebody at Neills work suggested that we go white water rafting on the Inn. At the time Alison was pregnant but she didn''t let that stop her. You can see the two of us on the left hand side doing our bit to try and steer through the rapids.
As part of the Nesselwang summer programme the children could try diving in a local pool. Max took up the offer two years running and amazed us by swimming round and round the pool while submerged.
Max is in the Nesselwang water rescue. This is probably the reason that he is the fastest swimmer in our family. Every week they have training and in summer he has to do his duty at the local lake. The days he has duty he spends all day in or on the water either swimming or rowing.
The water rescue also take place in various competitions during the year where their swimming and rescue abilities are tested.
Once a year they organise a big party by the lake and Max is out working all weekend. The payback is a trip somewhere - one year an amusement park, another a mountain hut.