Actually, we had planned a 40km tour today, but since we are both outdoing each other with various Zipperleins, we wanted to be at least half reasonable and only half as long tour. 🙃 And if we do not do anything for our body, then at least for the soul 😊
The first surprise at the car park Seibelseckle; where do all the people come from? At least 100 others had come up with the idea, so that we already had problems to find ourselves in the completely overcrowded parking lot at all. Lack of network made one painfully aware "how did you do that before without a cell phone?"
So at half past two we finally started, directly uphill to the Hornisgrinde with an extra loop, followed by lots of paths of any kind; with thick stones, from planks, over roots, through shrubs, through sometimes even less dense forest. Exactly my thing. Then it would be topped by the Geroldsauer waterfalls. Although they do not deserve the term waterfall, the dozens of wooden bridges that repeatedly cross the steeply sloping brook, accompanied by constant splashing and mossy stones - simply idyllic. I could not get enough of how to easily recognize the many photos.
From then on, it was a real pain when it came to the pathfinding. I had missed downloading the tour and chipmunks have always had the problem with navigation and the new HD maps. In between, then still recorded on the map were suddenly closed as a private property and we. Redesign Sustenpass. So it was finally half past eight, until we were finally at the car. After all, we did not have any trouble finding our cars anymore - they were the last ones. Only 1 1/2 hours drive home and a nice day can only be topped by a dreamless sleep. 😴
6 days ago
My husband has today agreed to accompany me on a tour. We drove to Knittlingen, to the birthplace of Faust, to go from there to the monastery Maulbronn.
First of all, I had a lot of open cafés in all the villages and I had to think of Scout Jens with regret, who had to starve like that and stood in front of closed doors everywhere. Why the pictures of the tour are so completely confused, I am a mystery, also broke off after the first half and I had to start a second recording. It was really a very nice tour. Knittlingen is a tranquil little village with many old half-timbered houses. From there, the path went almost completely on paths, pretty forest trails or meadow trails with alpine meadows character. Even the cows had bells around. Kloster Maulbronn was reasonably touristy but on a Sunday I would have thought it was worse. The way back was then rather on wider forest roads and later through the vineyards and with a beautiful view of the valley. The weather also played perfectly - all in all, a successful trip.
The purchase of the first car for our foster son with a little stroll through Coburg and walk connected to Veste Coburg. Of course, we also had to try the famous Coburg sausages grilled on pine cones. After the long journey and the delicious offer at the market, we also tasted a few treats from the urban bakery. Despite the distance weather and temperature in the Thuringian Forest were the same as here on the mountain road.
For today's tour, the perception of nature around me should stand with all my senses. So away with all the thoughts, the games of light and shadow, the wind on the skin, the scent of the woods, the slurping of the shoes through the tall grass and the crunching on the gravel. Insects, birds, plants, wide views, washed out paths, fox buildings and lots of high stands were also included. I was astonished to find that huge fields of soybeans were being planted here. It is therefore possible to cut down without the rainforest.
The highlight was actually the moated castle in Menzingen. Entirely enchanted, she lies behind a small moat between large trees and scrub. Unfortunately, the access is blocked, so that I could only take pictures through the fence. After all, even the castle dog had its own hut 😁 (which is certainly not from 1500). At the end of the tour I saw a very nice white cat. Unfortunately, I could not tell if she was deaf.