Despite the melancholy End Times flavour of the village, Lutz is energetic and cheerful. He has painted his house in glowing colours, defying the climate -- a feat all the more remarkable as he's colourblind! He tells us that his wife numbered the paint cans and the rows of siding, and he painted strictly by numbers. Lutz' house and garden reflect his boundless energy and optimism; he's a delightful fellow. He hosts a morning kaffeeklatsch for the whole village plus any visitors, and we are heartily invited; but we equivocate a bit. If we stay for coffee tomorrow we'll miss our tide, and if we miss our tide we'll have to wait for late afternoon, which means either running to Rupert in the dark or not getting far.
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