From Lübbecke we went via Stockhausen Alswede to Lashorst, on the way we were taking photos of Gut Hollwinkel, then on to Getmold to see an old friend.
From there she took over the planning. We continued via Ippenburg Castle and Hünnefeld Castle to Bad Essen and then a very beautiful route back to Getmold, from there along the canal to Benkhausen Castle and home through the Rauhe Horst nature reserve. I'll make myself some tea now and put my legs up first. I'm pretty flat now.
4 days ago
Today drove via Isenstedt and Frotheim to the landscape lake in Lavelsloh. It's a very small lake that has been man-made, but well worth a visit. You can walk around it, or go cycling. There are plenty of benches to rest and enjoy the view of the lake.
Then I took a look at the Lavelsloh windmill from a distance. To get there from my point of view, I would have had to take main roads. A small footpath has been supposed to be built for years, a couple tell me that I asked about the way, but nothing has happened so far. Since I took the photo of the Lavelsloh windmill with the camera, it appears as the first picture under photos.
When I wanted to orient myself a few meters further to the barbecue hut, it suddenly started to rain, hail and snow.
A perfect opportunity to stand under and wait for the brief weather change.
Then it went on to the wedding mill in Ton Heath and the ostrich farm. Somehow the dark weather haunted me today, but it should stay nice.
So I stepped on the gas and continued with sport mode instead of eco mode. It only hailed again shortly before Isenstedt, but it wasn't too bad and I made it to come home. In the meantime I had got cold feet and had to warm up first.
6 days ago
- 02:3523.6 mi9.2 mph675 ft625 ft
I started here in Lübbecke and then it went via Isenstedt and Espelkamp to Rahden.
There I paid a little outside visit to the market tavern and got a little wistful. What nice evenings we spent there when the Foggys, a local band, played a session there once a month.The Museumshof Rahden wants to build a bridge from the past to the living and working world of our rural ancestors. With the exception of the barn, his buildings were all on different farmsteads in what is now the town of Rahden. Under the guidance and advice of the State Office for Building Maintenance in Münster, they were removed by local craftsmen, restored and built into a courtyard between 1962 and 1966 - today's museum courtyard.
The main house, a two-column house from 1689, is grouped with a storage room, bakery, barn, sheepfold, wagon shed, Bokemühle, bleaching hut, beehive, earth cellar, drying house and, somewhat apart, the Heuerlingshaus.
All buildings are equipped with old household items. You can see all the equipment that was part of the rural housework of buttering, baking, flax processing as well as spinning and weaving. The old agricultural implements from harrows and plows to sickles and flails are in their place as they used to be.
Since 2012 it has also been possible to get married in the wedding room set up in the old barn.Of course, because of Corona, you can't walk through the whole area now, but there is a footpath around the area that you can walk.Then it went on to the Auesee in Espelkamp, a very beautiful nature reserve that I had already described in detail.The paths are not muddy, so I'll be there with a friend for the next few days.Then on to the milk filling station in Fiestel, where the stork's nest has recently been occupied. However, the storks had just flown out.Then back home via Schloss Benkhausen and the Rauhe Horst.
7 days ago
- Simone Pecher likes this.
Somehow I did it
t deleting the tour history 🙈🙈🙈 can only happen to me. In any case, I started in Schloss Benkhausen with the circular hiking trail through the forest and then I was through the park. Shortly before the end it started to trickle. I had some pebbles with me to release. 2 were also discovered quickly, as some people were on the way. But they were only looked at with interest and then left behind. I found the pebbles in the photos there and took them home with me to post in the pebble group. The mourning swans are breeding again and the kiosk is now open on weekends, but everything is to go.
April 11, 2021
Actually, I wanted to take photos of the cherry avenue and the cherry blossoms.
I'm through the Rauhe Horst and Claudia found me on the way. She was on her way to the milk filling station. As I know her, the circle was enlarged.
Then visited 3 stork nests and in Stockhausen the cherry avenue. Unfortunately, it wasn't that great with the flowers.
A short drink at home and then extended for a round of pebbles by bike.
Now I'm hoping for good weather next week, because I'm on vacation and want to do one or two bike tours.
April 9, 2021
- 01:093.28 mi2.9 mph100 ft100 ft
This afternoon it was supposed to be a relaxed walk in the large peat bog without a komoot. On the way we met a photographer with huge equipment and I spoke to him. He had spotted the blue moor frogs. The males of the moor frogs only turn blue for a few days during the mating season. Since I discovered spawn in another place about 1 week ago, I thought I had missed the time. The joy was all the greater today. Then I just started Komoot in the middle of the walk to show you the photos.
You'll find me there again on Sunday.
March 26, 2021
This morning I drove over the mountain to buy cake at + 4 °. It was supposed to stay dry, but thanks to a shower 🌧 I got pretty wet anyway. However, I couldn't wait for him because I had an appointment for the i: SY inspection and a friend wanted to pick me up there. Then we stocked up on bread rolls 🥐 and delicious cakes in at the Holzmeyer bakery and first of all had a really good breakfast with us.
I'll get my bike back tomorrow afternoon and then the whole thing will work the other way round. Hopefully I'll stay dry then.
Of course, I'll bring cakes with me again.By the way, I didn't fly. The way back was by car and I forgot to stop Komoot. 🙈
Then I edited and cut the tour afterwards.
March 16, 2021
- 02:5418.0 mi6.2 mph700 ft700 ft
This morning I had to set priorities. First buy a new watch for me instead of investing again in a battery and a new leather strap.
After that, let's get out in the beautiful weather.
I actually wanted to test the new Lauschapp for the large peat bog, but it shamefully let me down after the first 2 announcements. It was the same for a married couple. You could only hear the greeting.
Then I decided to close the app on the way and deviated a little from the route and made a detour through the Bastauwiesen.
But it was really worth it. On the way I met an older man with a dog, we had a nice chat and also constantly overtook us when I was taking photos, which led to some laughs.
That's why I'm now in the kitchen making roulades.
After that, the sofa is all the rage.
March 3, 2021
I once drove a few stork nests in the area and found out that the nest on the old factory in Gehlenbeck is inhabited. Then it should actually be occupied at Grappensteiner Damm, because it is always like that, but at that moment I didn't see any storks. They are back in Rauhen Horst, as well as on Kutscherdamm, where I took the photo this morning, and in Stockhausen they have already been seen, according to a local resident. Spring is definitely coming.
By the way, a lot of herons can be seen again in the Rauhen Horst.
By the way, there are other stork nests in Nettelstedt, which is not that far from here and also belongs to Lübbecke.
And then some around Petershagen.
February 21, 2021
It was nice in the sunshine at the Auesee. In addition, these contrasts, the actual lakes, ponds and the floodplain were largely still covered with a layer of ice. Numerous lakes had formed on the meadows for this purpose. The herons were back, along with the coots and geese. I also seem to have spotted cormorants. I'm not 100% sure, but there were about 10 pieces.
On the way home I discovered the first storks. That's why I put the photo in there too. A cyclist told me that the other nest nearby was already inhabited. That can actually only be in the Rauhen Horst.
February 21, 2021