Speyer- Kollerinsel-Ketscher Rheininsel-Speyer
Chris🏝️ went for a bike ride.
March 26, 2021
After I had breakfast on the balcony this morning in the best weather, I decided, after reading that the Koller ferry is running again, to take a bike tour to the Koller Island. Breakfast had taken a little longer again, because it was just awesome to sit in the sun😎, have breakfast, read the newspaper and enjoy🤗. So it was half past one before I could even start.🤔Since the ferry translates for the last time at 3 p.m., I drove to Speyer by car. From the parking lot at Badeaxx I started my bike in the direction of Otterstadt past the Angelhofer Altrhein to the pier for the Koller ferry. I was lucky, the ferry was just there and I could go straight up. A few more cyclists and cars followed and the ferry crossed over for the penultimate trip. Perfect timing👍🤗. After the crossing I made a short picnic on the banks of the Rhine, watched the Rhine shipping and then continued my journey towards Ketch. I passed two idyllic lakes where I met a pair of swans. The two were not very shy and let me take my pictures. When I drove to the other bank of the lake and still enjoyed the wonderful view of the lake, I noticed that the swans were following me. I waited a moment and again there was a photo shoot😉 We said goodbye and everyone went their own way. And mine went around the second lake. When I saw another beautiful motif, I stopped and noticed an older couple who were pointing to the lake and were talking about it. Curious what I was like, I asked. They were turtles basking in the water on a log there. I would never have seen them, even though I was in charge of it🙈. Well, that was another highlight 🤗. After taking a few more photos, I made my way to the Ketscher Rheininsel. Shortly before the island there was a kiosk where I treated myself to a cappuccino. I reached the Ketscher Rheininsel over an interesting wooden bridge and drove straight to a small house. There were benches and tables there where some people took a rest. A little further came an enclosure with lots of wild boars with their offspring. What a highlight, I watched the goings-on for a while, I had never seen so many wild boars in one place. After a while, I continued my journey around the ketscher Rheininsel. Here and there a few more photos of the Rhine and then I reached the bridge again. It went on in the direction of Speyer, I took photos of the old Rhine in a great evening mood and then tried my luck on a small marked path, which ended in nothing. So back and on the official route along the Rhine. There I met a pair of swans again, which posed in the evening light of the sun. I sat down with them and enjoyed this great evening atmosphere. I watched her game in love for half an hour in this romantic atmosphere. But this beautiful day also came to an end and I had to continue on my way. Shortly before the bridge to Speyer, I took a picture of the setting sun behind the towers of the cathedral. Then over the bridge and I was back at the parking lot. I thought it was a great tour that surprised me with some highlights👍🤗
Good morning Chris, behind that you can say out loud - what a great tour - with breathtaking moments, “so many wonderful highlights,“ turtles in the wild 🤗, I've never seen, the evening mood, just beautiful and yours last shot, the setting sun behind the cathedral 🥰🤗 ,, last but not least of course the swans, not only that they are beautiful and graceful animals, the photo shoot with them is something special and then in the evening sun - fantastically beautiful, thank you for the many wonderful moments that you share with us. It's a shame that you can't print the pictures, I would like to have some for my gallery 😉🤗 I wish you a magical day ,, best regards ,, Anke 🧚🏼♀️
March 27, 2021
Always cool on the water 👍🏻 I have to go to the Rhine again 🌊How lucky that the wild boars were in an enclosure 👀 I don't think they understand that much fun, especially when they have offspring 😏
You managed to take wonderful shots again, I especially like the animal shots.The wild boar rotting is absolutely great with the freshlings, the swans and turtles are great, pure nature.Then the evening mood in this light is simply brilliant.Nice bike ride👍
Hello Chris, after a strenuous week, your great tour with the dreamlike motifs comes just right 👍 there is a touch of holiday flair coming to you
Moin Chris 🤗,I am without words and had to look at the beautiful pictures twice 😊.I always think you can't top it, but as you can see it is still a tad better 🤗👍
The tour is almost unbeatable! Great photos 👌
What a great tour! You immediately feel like doing this lap. And you brought us wonderful photos! 📸🥰 The turtles are awesome, but I was also very happy about the wild boars with the freshlings. The cathedral with the setting sun is absolutely impressive! Really great cinema! 🙋🏻♀️
A nice round with a grandiose conclusion. And the pigs so cute in the enclosure 🐗🐗.
Can we choose? I'll take No. 53 pure romance.
Oh man, what a wonderful wildlife photo tour. The newbies are so incredibly cute, your photos are a dream. In particular from Fig. 53 upwards. Madness! 📷🔝😍
Wonderful tour and again great photos in the evening light. 👍😊I have already crossed over by bike with the ferry ... and even more wild garlic ... 😂