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Last week, my work took me to Germany.  It was my first visit to Hamburg.  The trip lasted the typical just-under-two-days, but I did have a free afternoon to look around. Hamburg is a small city, well organised and easy to cover on foot.  But it was freezing! Snow and ice everywhere.  On the day I left (Wednesday) it was snowing again.  Ice floated on waterways and sat stubbornly on sidewalks.  Some lakes were almost completely frozen.  The main Christmas tree on the big lake was still there late February, waiting for the ice to thaw… hopefully before Easter.

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After a busy day at work, and with the dusty weather outside, I needed to set myself a small challenge of indoor photography.  In the blurred photo above, there is a boat, its fuel and its engine.  For twenty minutes, I had as much fun as a five-year-old would with a life-sized remote-controlled car!  Well, not that much fun, but you get the picture…

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Photographs from our sailing trip a few days ago.  I love how calm the sea can make one feel.

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