I am straight from the heart of Central Europe folks but no longer so fresh off the boat. But I still find Polish version of Shrek funnier than the English one. No worries gents, I can provide a Polish lesson over a mean Polish dish or two.
I had a near death experience on a kayaking a few years back trying to do a T rescue on a kayak somewhere in the middle of nowhere. But I still love water, both as a source of hydration and exercise. I try to swim a few days a week. It's also a good way relive those high school swim team days and a way to make my big break as a future Olympic gold medalist.