Winter at our lake

We had a very special winter at our lake this year. Periods of rain and wind were followed by periods of sunshine, extreme cold and blizzards from the East. I created a video with some impressions of the winter, our lake and some awesome animals I saw on my photo walks. Now we have spring and I am out trying to find images for my next video. Spring at the lake.

Just the obvious: the headline is in German: Winter am Zwischenahner Meer. am = at the. Happy days. Reinhold

Most of the ice is gone…

Our frozen lake after 2 days of temperatures above the freezing point. Most of the ice is gone. We had a wonderful period of a few weeks with sunshine and cold weather and wind from the east. I used my Fuji X100 for all the images I captured because my Fuji X-T1 is in service. For nearly 5 weeks now. It is still in the shipment phase. For 1 week now. Left England and is on its way to Germany. Hopefully I will get my camera back before summer. ūüôā Happy days. Reinhold

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Lake Zwischenahner Meer

The Lake

The lake “Zwischenahner Meer” is located just a few miles away in the district Ammerland in North Germany. The location – lake and surrounding area and villages – is magic. My favorite seasons are autumn and winter but all seasons add a special character to the lake. Here are few images of “my lake”. You will find a local tradition in restaurants at the lake at the end of the post. Prost!

Enjoy your weekend! Reinhold

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Lake Zwischenahner Meer
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RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Lake Zwischenahner Meer
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RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Lake Zwischenahner Meer
© RSP РReinhold Staden Photography Р2016 onwards

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Lake Zwischenahner Meer
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RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Lake Zwischenahner Meer
© RSP РReinhold Staden Photography Р2016 onwards

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Lake Zwischenahner Meer
© RSP РReinhold Staden Photography Р2016 onwards

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Lake Zwischenahner Meer
© RSP РReinhold Staden Photography Р2016 onwards

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Lake Zwischenahner Meer
© RSP РReinhold Staden Photography Р2016 onwards

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Lake Zwischenahner Meer
© RSP РReinhold Staden Photography Р2016 onwards

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Lake Zwischenahner Meer
© RSP РReinhold Staden Photography Р2016 onwards

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Lake Zwischenahner Meer
© RSP РReinhold Staden Photography Р2016 onwards

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Lake Zwischenahner Meer
© RSP РReinhold Staden Photography Р2016 onwards

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Lake Zwischenahner Meer
© RSP РReinhold Staden Photography Р2016 onwards

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Lake Zwischenahner Meer
© RSP РReinhold Staden Photography Р2016 onwards

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Lake Zwischenahner Meer
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RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Lake Zwischenahner Meer
© RSP РReinhold Staden Photography Р2016 onwards

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Lake Zwischenahner Meer
© RSP РReinhold Staden Photography Р2016 onwards

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Lake Zwischenahner Meer
© RSP РReinhold Staden Photography Р2016 onwards

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Lake Zwischenahner Meer
© RSP РReinhold Staden Photography Р2016 onwards

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Lake Zwischenahner Meer
© RSP РReinhold Staden Photography Р2016 onwards

 

Local tradition

Locally smoked eels are a delicacy, particularly when served with a locally produced schnapps called Ammerländer Löffeltrunk. There is a specific local tradition (also called Ammerländer Löffeltrunk) to drink it from a tin spoon along with a special drinking cheer, each line alternately spoken by the host and the guests:

Original (Low German) German translation English translation
Ik seh Di! Ich sehe Dich! I see you!
Dat freit mi! Das freut mich! That makes me glad!
Ik sup Di to! Ich trinke Dir zu! I drink to you!
Dat do! Tu das! Do that!
Prost! Prost! Cheers!
Ik heb Di tosopen! Ich habe Dir zugetrunken! I’ve drunk to you!
Hest den Rechten dropen! Du hast den Richtigen getroffen! You met the right one!
So hebt wi dat immer doh’n! So haben wir das immer getan! That’s how we always did!
So schall dat ok wieter goh’n! So soll das auch weiter gehen! That’s how it shall go on!