Our Swiss neighbors asked us once if we had yet visited the Egelsee, and we hadn’t. “A shame,” the neighbors implied, with a disappointed verbal gauntlet thrown for us to venture into a dark wood to find a cherished lake. We didn’t know what to expect from Egelsee–literally translated to “Leech Lake.” Legend says its bottom holds ruins of a castle, and its dark water has swallowed many a person. With those warming thoughts, how could we have not yet visited the lake?
“A shame” indeed.