WanderLust is a blog run by two German sisters Erika and Johanna! We both travel around the world for work and play and hope to be able to take the Steemit community on some of our journeys with us. Today’s posting is about our time waterskiing in Erfurt! Did you know that you could go waterskiing without even leaving the city in Erfurt, Germany? We didn't, but we are sure glad that we found out about it last week! After a cold winter, and a rainy spring, there was nothing better that putting on our bathing suits, heading down to the "beach" and enjoying waterskiing on a hot summer day!
Since Erfurt is a few hours away from where we were staying, we were very happy to get hot coffees while we waited for the rest of our group to arrive. You certainly don't want to be tired while trying to waterski or wakeboard!
Although it is only on a river, Erfurt has created their very own "tropical beach" right in the heart of Germany! The only thing that was missing was the salt in the water and the seagulls in the air. (Although Erika was quite pleased that there were no seagulls since they tend to hover above you on beaches, which can result in unfortunate accidents...)
As you can see in some of the pictures that we have already shared above, the facility used cranes and a system of ropes rather than boats to pull you around on the water. We were a little skeptical of this idea at first, but it was explained to us that this was much safer, as the cranes have a limited radius in which they can pull you, so there are not impact accidents. We still had out doubts, but we soon realized that you can still have an amazing time wake-boarding with cranes. Who knew?!
In fact, the cranes worked so well, that they even had a section of the river reserved for people who wanted to go off of ramps and do jumps. Neither of us are skilled enough to have attempted any of this, but our friend Rebekka was quite good and went off of a few jumps in the afternoon! She was far braver than us, haha.
While Rebekka was going off of the jumps and everyone else was cheering her on, Johanna decided to see if she could take any interesting photographs for you, which we will share below:
We hope that you are enjoying your journeys with us, and we hope to hear from you and will incorporate your suggestions into our future posts. We hope to go on more adventures with you all in the new year and we will try to include any good suggestions that we see before that posting.