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The Eider river offers leisure boaters abundant opportunities as it flows – calm despite its strength – through tranquil lowlands.
Schleswig-Holstein’s longest river was cut off near Kiel during the construction of the Kiel Canal and “re-instated” 20 km along the canal at Rendsburg. Despite this diversion the river continues to flow. The photo shows the Eider at Lexfaehre, a Lilliputian harbour, near Rendsburg.
As already mentioned before, there is nothing like being on the water. But be aware of the true cost and time commitments of being a boater. The old joke about a boat being a hole in the water you pour money into may not be far off at times. Do some serious looking at insurance, fuel and oil, trailer, storage, repairs, setting up a tow vehicle, lodging, weekend food, extra fishing gear, life jackets, licenses and permits, maintenance, etc. Also realize the time required to get to the water, participate in water activities, get back home and service the boat.
Don't buy too much boat your first time. Get a small, economical, sound, easy to get around, easy to handle boat that doesn't cost a fortune and that doesn't go 75 miles an hour or eat gas like a rocket ship. You won't be so sad when you crash it into the banks a few times.
Millions of people are boating and couldn't enjoy it more.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Harriet Kaehler (Kielia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2010-05-02
  • Categories: Vita quotidiana
  • Esposizione: f/5.0, 1/200 secondi
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  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2011-05-06 0:32
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