When we woke to sun and temperatures above freezing, we knew we had to seize the moment.
When we left the train station and walked north along the train tracks, the scenery was not so promising.
After a stop at the Wintergarten in the Gasthaus am Boddensee we were revived enough to cross the Autobahn and walk up the hill to Briese.
I had heard this nature reserve was worth a visit.
David and S stood on the rickety bridge and played Poohsticks while I explored the water.
The beaver dam was a thing of wonder. I'll come back to the Waldschule when it re-opens in March to learn more about the forest.