North of Berlin, a Quiet Land of Lakes

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That trip was the first of many, primarily to kayak but also to admire elaborate manor houses and castles, hike through a national park, and spend a few days on a yacht crisscrossing the largest of the lakes, Lake Müritz. No two trips have been the same; but some things never fail to make an impression on me, particularly when I kayak: the silence, the desolation, the luscious pines and thickly planted birches that jut up to the lake shores, and the conga lines of rustic and compact boathouses that hug the banks. I’ve paddled for days here, passing through half a dozen lakes and canals, and been alone throughout. […]

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