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It seems like I end up in the Spreewald once every summer, but never had I explored it on the water. When my team was planning a day out, I took the lead and booked some canoes. It was the last week of August and after some really hot weather, it seemed like fall was on its way. The weekend had been dreary and this morning clouds were hanging over Berlin, with about 19 degrees. But the forecast for the Spreewald looked better. So we packed layers, but also sunglasses and made our way to Lübbenau by train. While one guy explained the route to us, another put the 2 canoes in the water. We were ready to go! Close to Lübbenau we saw more canoers and kayakers leaving for a trip on the Spreewald’s waterways, but since there are so many options, it quickly spread out and at times…

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Picture Canada. What do you see? I see big mountains and massive lakes. Surely, this is only a part of Canada, but it’s the part I’ve been dreaming of. The ultimate Canadian picture is of a red canoe out on the lake. My canoe wasn’t red, but the fact that I keep saying sorry makes up for that lack of Canadianness. I hadn’t been canoeing in a while, so it was about time. Banff has got a small house renting canoes right at the Bow river. Together with two hostel mates I ventured out onto the water in search of Vermilion lake. We followed the river, but made twice the distance as we were bumping from side to side, constantly steering too much to one side and then the other. I got stuck in tree branches several times and then we suddenly hit a spot where the rocks were so high…

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