Patrick's footsteps to the moon 👣🌙

About Patrick's footsteps to the moon 👣🌙

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Distance travelled

559 mi

Time in motion

204:11 h

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  1. Patrick's footsteps to the moon 👣🌙 went for a hike.

    May 1, 2021

    13.4 mi
    3.1 mph
    150 ft
    125 ft
    1. Patrick's footsteps to the moon 👣🌙

      "Welcome to Jurassic Park" 📣🦖 ... I had to think about these words from John Hammond for a moment today when I discovered a street full of dinosaur sculptures off the road during the first third of the tour. Really nice idea and great to look at - mostly made of wood, stones and other natural products and brought to life by taut ropes between the trees. But there were also numerous real animals to marvel at. In addition to storks, deer and swans, there was a small animal premiere for me at the end of the tour. Unfortunately, I'm absolutely not sure what it was exactly. A beaver? I suspect more of a nutria. I had read briefly and found that they even occur very, very often around Bremen. So I assume that it was such an animal. Still a first for me ... I had never seen it like this in the wild.
      The tour is very suitable for hikes, there are many beautiful paths along the Hamme and Beek, many resting places and above all a lot of nature. I started from the parking lot near Tietjens Hütte, along the Hamme to Weyermoor, to the peat barge harbor at Neu-Helgoland, back along the Beek to the Melchers Bridge and from there back to the parking lot. Actually, I wanted to end the tour via the Osterholz glider airport. But the weather was a bit inconsistent in between, so I will add this detour to the tour at the next opportunity. I highly recommend this area. Great panoramic landscapes, a lot of nature and wildlife and even for May 1st it was not that overcrowded.

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      • May 1, 2021

  2. Patrick's footsteps to the moon 👣🌙 went for a hike.

    April 17, 2021

    22.6 mi
    3.0 mph
    475 ft
    400 ft
    1. Aci Penser

      My goodness, what a march! All attention!

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      • April 17, 2021

  3. Patrick's footsteps to the moon 👣🌙 went for a hike.

    April 3, 2021

    17.2 mi
    3.0 mph
    200 ft
    175 ft
    Aci Penser, Burkhard and 33 others like this.
    1. Patrick's footsteps to the moon 👣🌙

      Once again I had a lot of the Way of St. James on my tour on Holy Saturday. Is that a sign ... mhh. 🤔🙂
      Spring was definitely in the air. Since the path was hardly used at all in the early hours of the morning, the soundscape was simply great. Especially if you come out of the big city and into this green piece of extensive nature, you make a very good exchange: birdsong instead of chatter, old wooden bridges instead of zebra crossings, fields instead of streets, deer instead of cars. I have never seen the latter jumping across country on a route as often as here. The Wümme in all side arteries (north arm, south arm, etc.) is a constant companion that is well worth seeing. In this weather she offered me fantastic reflections in the sky ⛅ and I was a little annoyed that I “only” had my cell phone camera with me.
      The hiking car park in Fischerhude started very early in the morning. The goal was Ottersberg and back. A little highlight for me halfway through was the Otterstedter See.
      Conclusion: Great tour, which can also be shortened to a smaller round in many places.
      And ... my first sunburn this year. Who would have expected that at 12 degrees in northern Germany ☀🥵🤣

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      • April 4, 2021

  4. Patrick's footsteps to the moon 👣🌙 went for a hike.

    March 20, 2021

    9.36 mi
    3.0 mph
    275 ft
    200 ft
    Steinberg, Burkhard and 26 others like this.
    1. Patrick's footsteps to the moon 👣🌙

      The tour started very exciting with the sight of Meyenburg, the water mill. There is also a nice little cafe nearby, but currently only sells out-of-home on weekends.
      All in all, the tour was very calm and I was able to count encounters with other walkers and hikers on one hand. A good route for a head-free walk. Otherwise it was a lot straight and a lot on asphalt. But part of the route also leads through the forests from Schwanewede to over to Klingenhügel and the wind turbines.
      I would exchange the approx. 2KM long piece in front of the razor hill next time, because I walked completely parallel to the motorway and this clouded the idyll while hiking 😊. I usually try to avoid busy roads in the area, but I haven't done that well here. Otherwise, however, a nice 15KM lap with a nice highlight at the beginning in Meyenburg.

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      • March 21, 2021

  5. Patrick's footsteps to the moon 👣🌙 went for a hike.

    March 19, 2021

    Aci Penser, Mara and 31 others like this.
    1. Patrick's footsteps to the moon 👣🌙

      I think every tour always has a special highlight that you think back to when you leaf through the old tours at Komoot. That shoots into the head immediately and you remember the tour again.
      Mostly these are places, sights, encounters with people or animals or other moments. Often, when planning the tour, I already have in mind that it could be a certain place if you plan the tour by linking the individual highlights in Komoot.
      Sometimes this highlight of the tour coincides with the highlights that others have already discovered. Or you can discover new highlights and make them a Komoot highlight so that others feel the same way. Or you discover them and keep them to yourself.
      It is also not absolutely necessary to have a mental anchor in your head for every tour, but somehow I've gotten used to the state that it has always been like that up until now. Most of the time these are also very visual moments, as I think and remember very strongly in pictures. In any case, this has happened to me every time on the now more than 50 tours that I have done since I started hiking last late summer.
      This time this moment appeared shortly before the end and was very inconspicuous at first glance ...The tour began at a very beautiful place, the Mahndorfer See with its small sandy beach, led over a very long beautiful dike towards Bierden over Bollen to the dry sand grass of Achim. Dykes and lakes have been very distinctive features in my tours in Bremen and the surrounding area. I still find them beautiful every time, but have already seen some of them and therefore couldn't say that this dike or that lake sticks in my mind the most.In the last third of the tour I reached Achim's dry sand grass. I found this very exciting and thought for a brief moment that this place would be my intellectual highlight of this tour. But even during the preliminary planning in Komoot, it was a bit unsatisfactory not to know exactly which paths you were allowed to take there. At Komoot, the paths are all marked as blocked. Unfortunately, the signage and the fencing on site seemed a bit disorganized, so that you didn't even know what the nature reserve was and what you were allowed to enter and what not. At least to me as a “tourist” it wasn't immediately obvious. Still a great place that looks like another vegetation zone.Shortly before I reached the destination of my tour, the sun was very low on my right and suddenly revealed an extraordinary view of something so ordinary: A large sunflower field with lots of withered sunflowers that were still bravely upright, but understandably no longer looking towards the sun. Winter sunflowers ... At first nothing special, but in connection with the expansive panorama in the background and the backlighting of the low sun, a strong visual moment that is guaranteed to burn itself into my memory box for this tour.
      This picture also reminded me that it will soon be spring and summer again - a nice thought!

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      • March 20, 2021

  6. Patrick's footsteps to the moon 👣🌙 went for a hike.

    March 6, 2021

    Aci Penser, Dany and 43 others like this.
    1. Patrick's footsteps to the moon 👣🌙

      I really wanted to go to the Weser again. And since I had wandered through almost all of Bremen's regions over the past few months and weeks, today was another good opportunity to tackle the last blank spots on my map. This time, this included the northernmost tip of Bremen.And you can't avoid a place ... The monster. What is meant is the huge concrete block with the very dismaying and depressing historical past that cannot be overlooked. The Valentin bunker from the Nazi era is now a place of thought for enlightenment. Unfortunately closed for viewing at the moment. However, you can find out about the background story yourself on many well-designed information boards. It already triggers anxiety and makes you think. Highly recommended and you should definitely take a look at this place regardless of the opening times and deal with the history behind it.

      Then we continued on a very long stretch of riverside path along the Weser to Lower Saxony, more precisely to Rade and then back via Neuenkirchen to Bremen-Farge. I also discovered other future destinations, such as Elsflether Sand on the opposite side and the small island of Harrier Sand. Is definitely noted and is on the next TO-DOs. I gladly accept tips 😉

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      • March 6, 2021

  7. Patrick's footsteps to the moon 👣🌙 went for a hike.

    February 27, 2021

    4.88 mi
    3.0 mph
    150 ft
    175 ft
    Aci Penser, So, nun aber los and 21 others like this.
    1. Patrick's footsteps to the moon 👣🌙

      Without a lot of frills 😀 just a little forest feeling😊

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      • February 27, 2021

  8. Patrick's footsteps to the moon 👣🌙 went for a hike.

    February 25, 2021

    Levent, Steinberg and 30 others like this.
    1. Patrick's footsteps to the moon 👣🌙

      Oh, you don't really have to say much ... 🤩 Wümmewiesen at sunset always works geht

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      • February 25, 2021

  9. Aci Penser, neongelb_outdoor and 36 others like this.
    1. Patrick's footsteps to the moon 👣🌙

      After almost 2 weeks of standstill due to a lot of work and the modest weather, the spring-like temperatures came as a real motivation for a small tour. At the start of the day, however, it was still fresh 6 degrees and therefore a few small "ice floes" swam through almost all the bodies of water that accompanied my tour.
      I started at the hiking car park in Leuchtenburg, which, by the way, is very good for tours in all directions. Then we continued in the direction of Platjenwerbe to Knoops Park and over the maritime mile to Vegesack and back. Very pleasant tour with 15km. There is a lot to see and you always walk towards the sun.
      In the end, I knew almost all the sections of the route from my last tour around the maritime mile and yet I discovered some new highlights, as I gave myself a lot more time today. Well, strength lies in calm ... sometimes;)

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      • February 20, 2021

  10. Patrick's footsteps to the moon 👣🌙 went for a hike.

    February 6, 2021

    6.00 mi
    3.2 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    _honky_cat_, Aci Penser and 40 others like this.
    1. Patrick's footsteps to the moon 👣🌙

      Actually a completely normal Saturday in January 2021 ...
      ... at least I thought. Somehow I seemed to have been in a long hibernation without even realizing it. When I wanted to do my routine Saturday walk, I suddenly found myself in a strange dystopia.
      Bremen was deserted. Nobody strolled along the peat canal, nobody jogged the Bürgerpark into the ground, neither bicycles nor cars drove through the peace tunnel, there was no morning pint at the elephant and in the tourist hotspots of the city center you could only hear the wind rustling. It's a very strange and creepy atmosphere. You can hear the Weser, you can hear the seagulls, but you don't hear people.
      You have to know: If you visit the town musicians in Bremen and you won't find anyone who rubs the donkey's feet shiny and at the same time poses for Instagram -> then something doesn't have to be right! I immediately tried to remember the rules of survival from the movie Zombieland and mentally put myself on alert. Shit, I can't think of much more besides Twinkies and Woody Harrelson. To make matters worse, the GPS was also going crazy. Apparently, according to Komoot, I can now walk across the Weser.
      A strange Saturday. But maybe it was all due to a mix of corona lockdown, snowdrift warnings and what felt like -5 degrees.
      I look forward to comments as proof that you haven't mutated into zombies yet: D

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      • February 6, 2021

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