End of the Year Trip to Schamaika

After the very intense season with daily outings, the Jacobs rowing team went on a fun rowing trip to celebrate their successful end of the year. With fourteen happy rowers, three heavy wooden boats and several crates of beer we embarked on the 30 km to Schamaika, a camping place in the Teufelsmoor. Passing through the Ritterhuder Schleuse and enjoying the beautiful scenery, the team proved once more how well we row together. After everyone was coxing a boat at least once, we arrived after around five hours of leisure but exhausting rowing at our destiny. We had a very nice BBQ, quite some chocolate and played competitive drinking games. Everyone enjoyed our last get-together before the summer break and the usual community spirit of our rowing family.

We expressed our gratitude for our amazing time during the last year to our coach Lars, who joined for some hours in the evening, and gave him a present: a dictionary to further support the good communication with the team ;) .

Not getting tired of our conversations we all went to sleep really late in our huge former GDR army tent. We woke up early in the morning due to heavy snoring and discovered our huge mess from the night before. After cleaning up, we had some BBQ leftovers and more beer for breakfast, played some Frisbee to satisfy our sports drive, and eventually had to leave around 1pm to be back in time for the Jacobs University End of the Year Festival.

Rowing with a hung over for another 30 km, finishing the rest of the beer, and enjoying the company of some graduating students for the last time, we had a beautiful way back with several stops in nature, some of the usual blisters and a lot of joking around. The great sunny weather elevated our mood even further but unfortunately also resulted in quite a few sunburns.

Even though we were really exhausted when we finally arrived, all of us really enjoyed the time together and wished it could have lasted for another night. It was a truly worthy end of the year trip for an amazing season!

Sarah & Venja

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