Melli & Chester🐕



About Melli & Chester🐕

Die, die mit dem Hund geht! 35 jährige, introvertierte Fotografen-Kräuterhexe mit Vorliebe für Natur, Geologie, Biologie, etc erkundet mit Handy, Canon EOS 80D und Papillon Chester (7Jahre, im Geiste Wolf) Südhessen und Umgebung - natürlich auch mit kleinen Abstechern anderenorts. 🍀

Distance travelled

521 mi

Time in motion

134:36 h

Recent Activity
  1. Melli & Chester🐕 went for a hike.

    2 days ago

    8.74 mi
    3.8 mph
    950 ft
    950 ft
    Elif, Der Hesse and 28 others like this.
    1. Melli & Chester🐕

      Today Chester and I brought my good, but unfortunately recently crashed cell phone to the Kabel 1 cell phone experts in Bensheim. So while this was being repaired there, we hiked a lap. That went well and well and as planned - until Schönberg Castle (again!) Was impossible to come by because of a construction site. (Upstairs, cursed, back again.) As a result, we had to cancel the path from Schönberg Castle via the Kirchberghäuschen down to the city park for the time being. At the "Hunnert Joar Brunne" downstairs we took a short break. My cornys wanted to be eaten. Shortly afterwards my replacement cell phone rang: My good cell phone was now ready to be picked up. So we just made up our minds and walked stubbornly back down Nibelungenstrasse to Bensheim. 😁 Beautiful is different, but you have to say: There are also a few nice things to see, such as the former home of the Countess zu Schönberg or another house that was built in 18xx. Unfortunately, I have forgotten the name and usage for it 😖 If you like, you can also use this beautiful side path from Bensheim, which partly runs along the stream. I just didn't have time to do that - I had to go back to the store. 😄 How happy I was when I got my cell phone back! That was hopefully the last tour with the replacement cell phone and these not so great pictures.
      But: We now had enough mountain road! For now, at least. The next thing is to go over to the Palatinate again. To the city with the largest wine barrel in the world, I thought. 🤫😊

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      • 2 days ago

  2. Melli & Chester🐕 went for a bike ride.

    3 days ago

    5.60 mi
    6.6 mph
    250 ft
    225 ft
    Heiko, Pete and 21 others like this.
    1. Melli & Chester🐕

      I always saw and see this little shelter from the forest or the old Roman road. Today the dog had too much energy, I thought it would be a good idea to move us both again, so I said spontaneously to Chester "Come on, let's go there". It's also practical that there aren't so many dogs running around there.
      The white house in itself is pretty. Probably a pair of swallows also thought, as you can see on the ceiling in the middle. Right next door is an orchard and a small field, surprisingly with grapevines.
      You can sit there in peace and quiet, but of course you do NOT come over the Winkelbach to the forest. It stays with "Either through the Rohrheimer Wald or via Einsiedel". Unfortunately, mind you. :)

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      • 3 days ago

  3. Melli & Chester🐕 went for a hike.

    7 days ago

    Jens, P G and 45 others like this.
    1. Melli & Chester🐕

      Finally through the vineyards again 😍 With some very crisp climbs, but I'm also more used to the flatlands😊
      We apologize if the photos are not so great. I accidentally wrecked my good cell phone yesterday and was therefore traveling with a replacement. 😖

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      • 7 days ago

  4. Melli & Chester🐕 went for a hike.

    September 16, 2021

    Joachim, Thor and 35 others like this.
    1. Melli & Chester🐕

      I've wanted to go to Lorsch for a long time. The other day I went there quite spontaneously and decided to take a "little detour" via the environmental nature trail, on which there are many information boards about Lorsch and nature.
      The monastery and all the sights are quite nice. The monastery grounds are spacious and beautifully green, very well-kept, it exudes great energy. It is quiet. The herb garden fascinated me. Finally it was possible for me to see loads of medicinal plants and herbs live that you just don't see "just like that" everywhere. (And: My first almond tree!: D)
      You have a good view of the open-air laboratory from the outside, smokers should have a beat at the tobacco scales and the tobacco plants:, D
      Downtown .. well. The town hall, of course, THAT is wonderful, but otherwise I didn't see much that would have knocked me off my stool. I found the fact that there was once a small cemetery around the church. A few small tombstones can still be seen.
      I think the best tip anyone can recommend for visiting these places: get to know the backstories! The herb garden, for example: It only shows plants that are also listed in the Lorsch Pharmacopoeia (World Heritage Document!).
      The open-air laboratory also looks nice, BUT interesting is, for example, what, why and how is researched and tried. In the early Middle Ages, for example, the soil was too hard to sow in early autumn? Today we have machines - back then pigs were packed in the fields and fed there. The result: soft ground. Back then, the fields looked like our asparagus fields today. More grew in the hollows, which often prevented total famines.
      In short: Whatever you want to see from Lorsch, it makes sense to deal with its history and not just want to see the buildings. :) If you don't want to travel by car, but by train, no problem: you can easily reach everything from the train station on foot.

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      • September 16, 2021

  5. Melli & Chester🐕 went for a bike ride.

    September 14, 2021

    Joachim, Markus ✌️ and 28 others like this.
    1. Joachim

      There are beautiful pictures again.

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      • September 14, 2021

  6. Melli & Chester🐕 went for a bike ride.

    September 11, 2021

    1. Melli & Chester🐕

      Dear ones, I wish you a nice Saturday. I have now turned my lap and thus also finish my longest, virtual challenge of 1332km (= 1x around Iceland). There's a bit of sadness about it, but I'm still happy. 🥳🎈
      About the round: mixed weather. All the same. Off we went. Once again completely driven down the old Roman road and said hello to the donkeys of the "little donkey ranch". Then into the forest, waved the barrow, to the Jägerhof. (The btw looks wonderful!) Shortly afterwards past the IBB. Old Nazi airfield, now owned by the Americans and radio station. Continue along the Weschnitz. The crossing (at about 15 km where we took a break) is closed. The ways from Biblis to Einhausen are then partly really modest. Broken concrete slabs, hooooch and ruuuunter, because of roots growing underneath. 🥴 Many animals are waiting in front of Einhausen. The cattle were my highlight! Shortly pushed through the city because the main street. Cruelly annoying for me. Then it's okay to drive, out there, back into the forest and to the game reserve - which is still closed. Until I came out again in the Gernsheimer Wald I was attacked 3 times by the drizzle. But okay. Then just back home quickly past the biotope;) All in all a nice round, which is easy to drive even in wet weather, but can seem exhausting in some places. :) Cars (except in the city) as good as none. Bike paths. Oh, so: Chester shows you parts of the old Roman road again in the first pictures. 🤫🤭

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      • September 11, 2021

  7. Melli & Chester🐕 went for a bike ride.

    September 10, 2021

    2.88 mi
    5.5 mph
    25 ft
    25 ft
    Elif, Angie 👣 🚴 and 18 others like this.
    1. Melli & Chester🐕

      Creepy to drive through the field alone with your dog and bike in the pitch dark? No, quiet and undisturbed.To see the 🦇🦇🦇 flutter is always fascinating. 🥰

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      • September 10, 2021

  8. Melli & Chester🐕 went for a bike ride.

    September 9, 2021

    1. Melli & Chester🐕

      Yo. Today a bit of (rather imaginary) historical traces before the weather gets wetter.
      An old Roman road runs past Einsiedel, on part of the cycle route. If you don't see, you only know if you know that. It leads from the lower forest straight to Gernsheim and from there to Groß-Gerau to Mainz. One piece is a dirt road today, the other is tarred. (Picture 5 & 23)
      There isn't much to say about the burial mound - it actually looks like a lost sign in the forest; You have to look for the hill for a bit. 😄👌 But it's nice back there every time. The small, really outrageously clear stream with many access points was worth it for me. Chester felt the same way. 🤭
      On the way back we passed a (new?) Geographic board. She explains an old land survey point. Has it been there for a while? In any case, I've never noticed it 😄

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      • September 9, 2021

  9. Melli & Chester🐕 went for a bike ride.

    September 6, 2021

    Pete, Der Hesse and 18 others like this.
    1. Melli & Chester🐕

      I thought I'd collect a few miles and go for a lap through the woods with Chester. Recently we have been doing it so that I attach the potato animal to the flexi leash, he then runs ahead at his own pace and I just sneak behind on the bike, which then looks like in picture 1 and is an average of 5kmh. 😄👌 It works well! If he can't anymore, he stops and looks at me until I buckle what he wants: a break and back in the backpack! Then I'll just wrap it up and we'll drive on. 😄 He made 3.5km of the route - but with 27 ° C it wasn't exactly cool for such a little guy. 🥵 I'm already looking forward to autumn and winter. 🥰
      Strangely enough, there were hardly any people around. I had expected the big SUVs with the people and their dogs in the parking lots and in the forest after work ... but only a few cyclists were on the way 🤷‍♀️ Strange, but better for us. 🥳

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      • September 6, 2021

  10. Melli & Chester🐕 went for a bike ride.

    September 4, 2021

    Pete, Karin and 46 others like this.
    1. Melli & Chester🐕

      Hello everyone 😊🍀
      It was a, let's say "refreshing" tour around the Rhine! First of all: No, it was NOT my idea, me and Chester were just passengers. 😁☝️ So we started with three people and a dog. 1x on the right bank of the Rhine south to Worms, there over the bridge and left bank in the north back to the Gernsheim ferry.
      First we drove from Gernsheim to Nordheim. Where the old ferry tower is, there is an inn with a view of the Rhine, but also a bench that we chose for the great view. Because of the small "island" on the Rhine, birds are great for watching there. The screeching of the seagulls and the water air reminded a bit of the sea. 🥰 We then went on along concrete slab paths, forest paths and sometimes very hole-friendly field paths through the floodplain (s). The Rhine can sometimes be seen well, sometimes less well. From then on, people like maggots in bacon everywhere on the Natostraße that can be reached by car. By the floodplain (n), however, nice and quiet.
      It would be important to know that you take the path that goes to the LEFT at the railway bridge that is coming sometime. If you drive straight ahead, you don't come to Worms, but into a dead end and have to go back again. (Do I speak from experience? Never)
      After a few times up and down the dike (from the Biblis nuclear power station to shortly before Worms, they keep coming back) we reached the notorious bridge on which the wonderful tower lives. So we leave the right bank of the Rhine and make our way to the left. You can see a ferris wheel on the fairground. Backfischfest is currently back at the Wormsers - so there is also a lot going on. (I was and have always been happy to be there, in and of itself it's pretty good. Unfortunately, this year it's only taking place on a slimmed-down basis.) Nevertheless, we took the next break at the foot of the bridge at "Ebenehäusje", where there was a delicious ice cream. The "promenade" is also quite nicely designed. Then on to the industrial area of Worms, unfortunately, you MUST drive around the port. And heaven .. the traffic stressed me there! I HATE driving on big roads. But at least we passed a Kaufland with about 500m detour, where you can refresh your provisions. Then it went on relaxed on a great way to Rheindürkheim. Because the next break because of hunger. Chester went to heaven for a moment, because he dusted off two sausages and a piece of bread roll. 🥳😁 After Bad Dürkheim, the typical "Feldweg-like" trails began again. In contrast to the other side, you drive a lot through the forest, so there is also good stinging insect stuff there. But, you have to say that if you pay attention, you will also come across beautiful stretches of beach on this side of the Rhine. We stopped at one briefly. It looked almost a little mangrove.
      We soon got back to the ferry via paths that were just about to be driven. Mask is compulsory here! A trip by bike costs € 2.50 per person. Chester drove for free in his basket. 😁
      Well, in a nutshell: With sunscreen, mosquito repellent, enough to drink and a bit of fitness, a nice route. But I would NOT drive it if it rained the days before or if there was high water, because then some sections of the route may be very slippery or not passable.

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      • September 4, 2021

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