I woke up around six again, I'm guessing it will takea few weeks until I'mback to normal after a whole week of not enough sleep. Had breakfast and went to seethe first presentation, on autism. I'm not quite sure what I expected but while the presentation was good I was in critique mode and didn't learn much. But then I have read about a dozen books on the subject, so I'm guessing the whole thing was not meant for people like me.
The next presentation was on game theory, and I found that one super-interesting. There was much that I didn't know yet – though I was surprised to learn that I did know some things beforehand – and the presenter was engaging and was presenting very well.
After that I met with Eliandhra and we set out to do a bit of sightseeing. First we went to a tea shop, sat down to knit and I had my first ever scones with clotted cream and lemon curd which were delicious and tried one of the teas I had tasted the day before a Keemun.
Then we took the subway to mylys, a very nice yarn shop, where I looked at all the yarn and then decided that I didn't need or want anything. While having tea before I had tried on the sock in progress and found that it was a little too snug so I ripped it back and started over.
Then we walked around and looked at stuff and went to the Elbphilharmonie and looked over water and the city. We ended up at a place where we could look over the Alster, very picturesque, before going to our evening dinner which was at the local Hofbräu which was a little weird for me, since I am usually living in Bavaria and here I was, on a trip to Hamburg which is definitley not Bavaria, sitting in a Bavarian restaurant, drinking Bavarian beer and eating Bavarian food. I have to say, that is not quite what I expected.
Since the organizers of the annual gathering had to find a place that seats several hundred people and would be able to feed the more or less at the same time the Hofbräu was a good choice, the service was prompt and polite, the food was okay, the beer good and there was a lot of it.
After dinner Eliandhra persuaded me and her husband to join the Hamburg quiz with someone from Est Germany that we didn't know before. Well, we didn't do badly, especially considering that I and the other woman knew nothing about Hamburg.
After the quiz I walked all the way back to the hotel and went to bed some time after midnight.
Today I will walk around Hamburg some more, go to a museum maybe, and step on a boat in the afternoon.