North of Ahlhorn is the small village Sage, belonging to the community Grossenkneten. It is as Eschdorf a collection of farms. At first glance Sage seems rather uninteresting, but in the south of the village are some beautiful, old forests with some ancient trees that are prized as natural monuments and through which you can cycle wonderfully.
Sage is located in an area of former large sand and shifting dunes, which threatened in recent times again and again to cover property, meadows and fields. For this reason, around 1750 "Dirk Abels Höge", a 800m long sand trap made of wicker fences and pagan heaps, was erected. The "Höge" is today a large, with Kratteichen and birch-covered earth wall along the road Sager Switzerland in the east of the village.
Southwest of Sage lies the area of the former "Sager Heide". Beautiful dirt roads with heath character run through the wooded landscape, and here you will find the old
Oak on the burned Schafkoben "Ritterhoff", a real highlight.
Small tour, which I "planned" by means of a finger snap on my phone. So it came that I in the afternoon starting on fast (and less beautiful) way Ahlhorn and Sage went through, until I discovered behind Sage, the Sager Switzerland, a sandy dune landscape, which is now covered by old trees at the hike is prevented. On the drive I came through the places with the talking names. I came through Big Kneading and Huntlosen. When I was close to my destination - I had chosen the Hunte - I found that I come through the estate Sannum, an idyllic place where people have a good time together and where there is delicious coffee and cake, of which but I could not make use of it, since the sun was already hiding behind the horizon and I still had the way back - and my actual goal, the Hunteweg had not yet reached. But since this is only a few hundred meters behind Sannum, that was no big deal. It is wonderful there and I have to stay there again and then stay longer and look at it more closely. Exactly, like the Sager Schweiz, which I would like to get to know even better.
In the dark, I reached the starting point again, but this was not a drama, because the route led me along the main roads and there is always enough light - albeit associated with considerable noise.
On a Sunday in October, you expect fresh temperatures and heavy rainfall in the Oldenburger Münsterland. Not so this year, because the summer has just arrived again and so it went in warm 25 degrees against a stiff wind from southwest to Lastrup on a - for me - new, but beautiful quiet way. On the way, I met hardly any other cars outside the villages, which is very good for the experience of the cultural landscape. Many blows surrounded by old trees, which shone particularly beautiful in the autumn sun. Small, but fine tour with nice rest stops in Lastrup.
While browsing through the highlights of the surrounding area, I stumbled upon a highlight with the promising name "Little Jungle Biotope".
That awoke my curiosity and so I contacted Hagenbeck's zoo to summon a group of Asian forest elephants from there, with whom I wanted to venture the expedition into the jungle. Trained as they are, these animals understand how to maneuver their way through the terrain and so nothing stood in the way of today's excursion, after receiving the delivery of the animals at the station in Cloppenburg. Sitting on the back of one of the animals - spread on the backs of the others, the necessary equipment for such an undertaking, it went fast step south, what one could not believe in view of the low temperatures. Without much delay we reached the finish, where due to the rapidly decreasing light we were only able to make a few but very convincing shots. As a half-naked man swinging past a vine, I said energetically in Urwaldspalsche: I IDA - you GO! "Whereupon he trolled - stupidly without being photographed beforehand. Impressive shots, on the other hand, came from the fauna and flora.
From Lohne we went by car over Steinfeld in a vast forest area and here to the robbers from Mordkuhlenberg, a short hike to a lookout tower. Then we drove over Damme to Dümmerlohhausen, fortified ourselves there and then made a little walk to the Dümmer.
From there it went below the airfield Diepholz back over Steinfeld, with a short stop at the culture path to Lohne.
That would have been even better with the bike, but due to the weather, it was all right.
As a reminder of a day when the usual routine of a tour day was deviated:
Instead of breakfasting alone, I had eight.
Instead of a maximum of two, I followed Seven.
Instead of own thoughts, I listened to others.
Instead of church from outside I got art from inside.
Instead of water and bread there was matjes and schnapps
Instead of the sun I went through the wet.
Instead of always just sweating with a lot of fun.
Instead of just in the saddle thanks to rain with a car.
Instead of flat surfaces I climbed the mountain with the oncoming streams
Instead of fear of height, I courageously mounted the tower.
Instead of casting wide glances, clouds brushed against me
Instead of being alone, there were eight times shared joy.
Instead of 7 acquaintances, I now have so many friends.I thank all of you so much for contributing to the success of this day - and all of you - everyone in your own way.Special thanks to the organizers Ultra and Solo.
Today's tour should lead us through the southern district of Vechta.
Us, these were solo talent and Ultrastefan, who are native to this region, to Siegfried LG, Dieter and SiSa, Ida Bogo and Sunny 3005 and Xray2307.
Andreas and Seahunter were not on board.
The exact route was unknown and we completely trusted Solo and Ultra here.
As the first point of contact, we headed to Mühlen, also known by the Schockemöhle's, where we were received by a knowledgeable local, who led us through the Mühlener Franciscan monastery, and then brought us closer to the origins and importance of the Mühler Seefahrtschule in an impressive lecture.
Unfortunately, the rain forecast for the whole day reached us here, so we decided to start the return journey to Lohne and then drive from there by car to the other designated stations and still walk there a bit.
This combined car and walking tour is listed as Tour 2 under "Others".Here is the Schnattertruppe in action
de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehnede.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehnemoorvehnemoor.de/geschichte_des_vehnemooreshochschule-bochum.de/fileadmin/media/fb_a/Habermann/Diplom_Bachelor/WS_10_11/hausimmoor_thesis.pdfWhy a trip to Vehnemoor can be worthwhile, can be found in the above links sufficiently explained. I remembered it after coming here some time ago, but had little time for details. See: komoot.de/tour/14961010
This corner of the district radiates calmness and strength, reinforced by the waterways of Aue, Lahe and Vehne. Partly you drive on asphalt, partly through Bühlsand - or also, which I find a special asset - on old, red brick clinker, which is a bit restless as an underground, but very nice for the eye.
I've had an experience that is quite open to new situations today, which I do not want to do so soon:
After leaving for a small tour, which should lead along the Soeste to the dam and back, I was after a few meters from full speed by a sudden and without looking, the roadway entering passers on the bike brought. In a flash, I involuntarily - sailing over the handlebars - descended and landed on the side of my head, elbows and hips. I remember how loud the blow was when landing on the head and how gentle the feeling of impact felt. Somehow it did not fit together, but it does characterize the great effect that the helmet had on the cushions of the fall.
Never again !!!
The pedestrian and his companion took great care of us and we were all quite relieved when I stood again.
I renounced the offer to exchange mobile phone numbers - and preferred to consult the police, which the two somehow did not want. Completely confused, I was glad when we said goodbye to each other, because apart from a few material damage (cell phone, helmet visible - camera, and bicycle maybe) not really what happened - I was glad that I found my own way home.
Meanwhile, I was with the police and have reported the "pre-case". Somehow it dawned on me that I'm damned lucky - and I want it to stay that way. So I celebrate life and look forward to going Wednesday with a new helmet on tour.
Ida Bogø liebt das Segeln.
Aber da Segelboote soviel Wasser, Wind, Platz, Zeit und Pflege brauchen
fährt Ida Bogø doch viel lieber mit dem Rad.
Hauptsache ist es, in der Natur zu sein.Ich habe mittlerweile drei Serien gestartet, in denen ich in (un)-regelmäßigen Abständen Neues präsentiere alles noch am Anfang, aber über die Zeiten soll es sich entwickeln.:Bloss Feld(t) Rain = zumeist gegenstandslose Fotografie der NaturD-Zug Tour = Schnelle Reisen zu einem Zielpunkt mit wenigen Fotos von
unterwegs aber Fotos von den Zielorten.Unsere Fahrräder = Vorstellung von Rädern aus der Community (März 2018 erst 1 - es folgen wöchentlich 1-2, wie ich es zeitlich schaffe)Diese Titel sollten sich - bei Interesse - über die Detailsuche innerhalb meiner Touren durch Eingabe der Stichworte (Bloss, Zug, Unsere) einfach finden lassen.Für Fragen, Anregungen und Kritik, oder für die Übersendung der Daten und Fotos zur Vorstellung Deines Rades in "Unsere Fahrräder" :email@example.comVielen Dank und allzeit gute Fahrt!