I had a very mixed but interesting May Day yesterday. It started at 6.30 am when the alarm went off. Lots of Green Tea woke me up, then I showered and got ready for the big day. I arrived at my local S-Bahn Station to find two faces smiling at me. It was ‘The Boys’. We quickly caught up on news then into the bicycle section at the front of the train. Members of my Muggelsee Gang were already there.
It took nearly one hour to arrive at Spandau. This is a town in the north-west of the city and not far from the border with Brandenburg. Our hosts live there and have a nice garden house in the green and watery area to the west. With greetings completed, we set off on our tour of the area and soon left the suburbs of Spandau for the woods and cycling tracks taking us into Brandenburg. We saw many other people on bicycles or jogging through the woods.
We had a picnic stop on the side of the Havelkanal, which was most welcome. This marked half way stage of our tour. Back onto the saddle and off again. I made a few short stops to take photographs. Here is one of Lake Falkensee. The weather got better as the day advanced. We started with light rain and cold winds but by the time of the picnic, the sun was breaking through and we had blue sky.
We arrived at our destination mid-afternoon. This was our hosts garden house. Here you can see a shot of the house and garden. As most of us relaxed over a glass of sekt, beer or wine, some of the group were busy grilling and getting a meal ready. Very tasty. This was eaten with lots of talk before we retired to the garden to enjoy the sun – and a few more glasses! Here you can see a photo of them. The Boys left early saying they had to do homework for school, but that they had really enjoyed the tour and picnic. I was happy that they had found the time to join in.
As we moved into evening we hit the road and returned to Spandau station, jumped into an S-Bahn and started the journey home. A very mixed, but enjoyable day, to celebrate ‘The Workers of the World Day’. Hope you enjoyed your day as much as I did!