The round today led to the north of the district. About Vechta, Holzhausen, Lutten to Visbek and then northwest through wooded area on quiet roads to Endel, a small town with 270 inhabitants. Worth seeing here is the Marienkapelle, a half-timbered chapel from the 16th century and the famous megalithic megalithic tombs "Heidenopfertisch" and the "Visbeker groom". The water mills in the Endeler area Kokenmühle and Neumühle are no longer operated. On a part of the peasantry lies the nature reserve "Bäken der Endeler and Holzhauser Heide", which is traversed by the floodplain and the twillbäke. In Engelmannsbäke, a gastronomy located on the banks and Großsteingräbern, you like to take a break to strengthen for the way back and enjoy the idyllic tranquility on the terraces by the water.
about 5 hours ago
"Uthüs" - out of the house - that's what they say in Diepholz and when you are outside the house. I did that today. I could not escape the fact that even more people moved outside: in Dreeke I met a train of uniformed, marching shooters in tense anticipation, so it seemed, who this time shoots the bird .... In Rechtern and also elsewhere at the Hunte was fished and driven in Barnstorf canoe. Finally, in Goldenstedt, I met the sculpture "Rainbow" on several groups of cycling people, some of whom undertook a multi-day tour, this on the Hunteradweg. Everything easy today: nice people met, short, nice talks, sun, suitable temperatures, wind conditions pleasant, it rolled on its own .... a perfect day!
5 days ago
"Lethe", the river of the Greek underworld, from which the dead drink oblivion - an evocative name. The Lethe is 35km long, rises in the Halener Heide, municipality Emstek, district Cloppenburg, and flows as a left-side tributary after crossing the Hunte at Hundsmühlen in the Easterburg Canal and on this in the field of Oldenburg in the Hunte. It supplies the Ahlhorner ponds mainly with the necessary water and is therefore their lifeline.
6 days ago
The Sielhafen is the predominant harbor type on the East Frisian North Sea coast, as Wikipedia writes, and the Sielhäfen are among the most romantic and most visited places in East Frisia. Some of these Sielhäfen and the small places on the coast we passed today on the 1.Maitour. The fresh westerly wind that came our way, however, left no trace of romance, on the contrary, we fought bravely against it, always along the dike, where countless ewes with their lambs populated the dike and a lot of sheep shit stuck to the tires. In Harlesiel, the well-known fish restaurant on the Harle lured us away from the dike, we fortified ourselves for the onward journey and so we came across the country on a well-traveled railway line in the enjoyment of the tail wind and just flew until in Sengwarden closed the circle. Shortly visited the mill here and then back home. Was despite wind and Frisian sheep cold a nice tour.
To reach Tecklenburg, we started in Bramsche. The tour took a lot of work from us, we had to overcome some poisonous climbs and on the way back we had to fight hard on the wind, but the sight of this beautiful landscape through which we drove has made up for all the effort. The bright sun did the rest, and so we arrived righteously tired at the base station.