What do you do when the thermometer exceeds 30 degrees during the day and makes cycling a torture? You drive at night! In cool freshness and at nautical twilight (you can see a strip of light on the eastern horizon) we cycled in a north-easterly direction, our destination today: the district town of Wildeshausen. We were able to experience the sunrise near the Goldenstedter Moor, always a sensation! Towards the sun, the wild nature behind Varenesch, always close to the Hunten, through forests and on sandy paths, through small villages in the Wildeshauser Geest, particularly worth mentioning the village of Colnrade, idyllically situated on the Hunte, where there is a stove house and which is well known very interesting because of its "Hökermarkt", which always takes place on October 3rd! Through an undulating landscape we passed the Reckum Stones, two Neolithic large stone graves, and soon a nice stretch along the Hunte, then over the Burgwiese, at the late Romanesque Alexander Church we made a stop, definitely worth seeing! The church is currently closed for construction work, the service took place in the shade of old trees directly outside the church. The Pestrup burial ground showed itself today in purple, beautiful, the blooming heather on the burial mounds. The breakfast in town was delicious, as were the warm strawberries near Rechterfeld. Driving everything well, drinking a lot on the way, the great heat before
come, already rested in the cool home.
3 days ago
Very nice tour, I always like Hunte ... a Duroc straw pig is a marketing term, Duroc is an old pig breed that, when kept on straw, has a run ... I find it very tasty ... It is delicious that the Goldenstedter Quote Guy de Maupassant, but regrettably misspell his name ... bad luck… 😡
July 19, 2020
The Dinklager Becken is a lowland area between Dammer Berge, Ankumer Höhe and in the northwest the Cloppenburger Geest. Characterized by agriculture, you cycle here on quiet economic paths through fields and fields, past well-tended courtyards, cross small towns and maybe meet Jan or Hermann and Klein Marieke on the way, who makes her first bike tour on an impeller. When encountering a combine harvester, it is better to look for a safe slope or driveway and give the giant monster the right of way. It's harvest time again and the grain is fully ripe. So you can relax and explore this area, just the "Dinklager Becken".
July 12, 2020
The yellow runabout wanted to be airborne and rolled with me to the "Barnstorf" patch in the Diepholz district. Leaning against a tree here, he had to wait until I had explored the "Meyer-Köster-Hof", a court ensemble, maintained by the local hometown association with the hometown, barn, wheelwright's workshop, tobacco shed, storage and gobble. Then it rolled like magic to the ice cream parlor, how practical is that !? Pistachio ice cream licked and on via Eydelstedt to Donsdorf, the small village with an alpaca farm, where the sweet animals greeted me freshly coiffed and everyone wanted to take a picture. I was allowed to see the small art exhibition in the farmhouse cafe under the supervision of the boss. The different alpaca products too. A piece of fine soap came in handy because today is Saturday: bathing day !! Now the speedster saw dark clouds in the sky approaching us and spontaneously decided to end the tour. Zack tour ended before I could react.
June 20, 2020
The 4th annual Komoot meeting "Good Friday Around Um Oldenburg" by Ultrastefan took place this year due to coronal reasons 6 weeks later, on Pentecost Saturday with 8 participants. The general conditions were excellent: Almost summer warmth with bright sunshine and a mild north-northeast wind made the around 110 kilometers a real pleasure. This year's line-up once again shows how worthwhile it is to embark on a day tour together with strangers. The cooperation was uncomplicated, easy and enriching, social competence abundant in the upper rating range. So the fun of traveling together could be enjoyed unrepentantly. The abundant highlights of the tour are now known. Admittedly, we could have captured more of it in photos.
Without a doubt, the unplanned stillbirth of a calf on the way was a moving experience for me, which underlined once again the need for courageous intervention.
In the end, taking the time to have a drink together, as well as having coffee and cake on the way, were 2 tops of the tour that I don't want to miss.
So thanks to all participants for letting me be there.
Oh yes: Let me know which photos I should remove because of the informal self-determination.
May 31, 2020