Although we had to shell out € 3.00 for a day of WiFi at the Zaue campsite on Lake Schwielochsee, it was not possible to plan the last day of our journey home via Komoot the day before we left. Komoot only ever showed a straight line to Cottbus. Off grid means, put together the tour yourself in spirit. So the navigation was done via maps. I was recording. Our plan to take the train in Cottbus was sound, as we had no internet as I said. The tour started excellently. Until we were out of Byhten. Then it went through the forest. But not just like that! The path consisted of fine sand, which was heavily soaked by the heavy rain from the previous day. Has anyone ever tried to cycle along the Baltic Sea beach, where the waves arrive? It felt like that. The payload increased from 15 kg to 50 kg as if by magic.
July 1, 2020
On Tuesday there was a very violent thunderstorm over our campsite. It rained a lot. Our little tent held the storm to some extent, but there were a few things that were damaged.
We decided to go home and take the train a long way back home.
So we cycled from Schwielochsee to Cottbus, then towards Dresden and changed on the way to Leipzig, then Geithain and the last rest by bike back home. I had Google Earth show me the way, which also worked quite well. Only 5 km were there, which were so flooded with sand that we had to push the wheels.
Driving was out of the question. We didn't freeze! The whole thing recorded my travel clothes, about Komoot.
At home, of course
the tasks increased by themselves, which made our trip home a little easier. Now it is again bees, beds and berries.
July 1, 2020
Today a description of the tour.
We took the train to Erkner, which was an experience.
Since the S-Bahn only goes to Rummelsburg for construction work, the region had a lot to do.
In our compartment for bicycles, there were 10 pieces. A test for the personal tolerance, which was reached with some fellow travelers the limit with some fellow travelers
Fortunately, Erkner reached everything went well again, and everyone drove in his direction.
It was easy to cycle and we made fast progress.
At the temperatures we started to sweat again, it was very humid at times.
On the way we looked at the modest entrance to the new plant for electric cars, which only gives an idea of how nature and landscapes will blossom in the future.
I think we're about the Neolithic age when it comes to the turnaround in Germany.
Another little tip for cyclists through the Mark:
Take enough water with you, especially on Sunday.Bb!
June 29, 2020
Today a contemplative tour to Lake Tegel.
Get out of the Hermsdorf district towards Tegel.
In between is Forst, which is designated as a reference area. So a lot of nature that is left to its own devices.
Also wet meadows, which are cared for by water buffalos.
The Academy of the Federal Foreign Office is in the immediate vicinity of our destination.
The bathing spot we chose is a piece of beach, where you can swim at your own risk.
Everything was nice and clean and the water was also OK.
There are many such beaches around Berlin, which is also used briskly. I think that's great. Just like in Zille's time.
You don't always need a fun slide and fries barrier to be satisfied.
Get a little hut back home, but that's also part of it
June 26, 2020
Today's stage was probably the most demanding part of our summer tour. Not the length, not the profile, not the surface, but the sum of the impressions that pounded down on you was the experience. With fully packed bicycles along the entire B96 through Berlin. With a bit of black humor, I would say it was a murder show.
Please understand that I had no time, let alone a hand free, to shoot one or the other picture.
We rested briefly at the Brandenburg Gate and ate a nice Chinese lunch opposite Ms. Merkel's former corner shop in Wilhelmstrasse.
The goal of our tour this time was a house for nature lovers,
what the hostel will be for us for the next few days.
June 25, 2020
In Rehagen we searched in vain for a waterfront promenade to walk along the Mellensee instead of on the main street. Two older women explained that this was possible in the past, but today most of it is sold to private individuals. There is still a very short part of the way from an unguarded swimming area to the outdoor pool. Both - swimming area and outdoor pool are highly recommended. Commerce has not (yet) struck here. For us Saxons this is always admirable.
We then made our way to Sperenberg. On the way there was the train station in Rehagen. A big train station for such a sleepy nest? A resident explained to us: At the beginning of the 20th century, all war equipment nearby was subjected to a "TÜV" in Kummersdorf. So not just German, but from all over the world. The Russian Tsar also sent his cannons there. But the big train station.
Today, as in almost every small town, there is no train here.
June 24, 2020
In Klausdorf the midday was approaching and we started looking for a way to have something to eat. We came across the Italian restaurant where we were the only guests. We experienced cultivated hospitality and excellent Italian cuisine. This restaurant is highly recommended. You can also enjoy the view of Lake Mellensee while eating.
June 24, 2020