In beautiful weather, today we have undertaken a great natural history mudflat hike to the Cormorant Sand, a mother bank of seals. Watt guide was H.J. Fischer. Meeting point of this tour is the dike car park in Dunsum. The hike, which took about 3.5 hours, led us 4km out in the direction of Sylt to the cormorant sand / sandbank (as we have learned today, this will not exist in about 5 years). With reasonable distance we could watch seals. Today we learned a lot about the flora and fauna of the Wadden Sea from the Watt Guide. The mudflat walk was really nice.
about 13 hours ago
Today we did a wonderful tour from Nieblum to Wyk. Nieblum alone is already a feast for the eyes. There are u.a. beautiful former captains' houses and magnificent linden avenues. A highlight is also the relatively new scaffolding path between Meetsweg and Bredland. From here you can stroll along the beach and has a magnificent view of the North Sea and the Hallig Langeness. We continued along the sea to Wyk. Wyk is also worth seeing, as you will find winding streets, quaint Frisian houses and numerous restaurants and cafes. From Wyk we made our way back through forest sections and then hiked along a nature trail to Nieblum.
3 days ago
"The Hambach Forest, with its unique ecosystem, was one of the last large mixed forests in Central Europe, with no more than one-tenth of its original 5,500 hectares." Hambacher Wald, once called Bürgewald, has a history spanning several millennia - or more precisely It has existed since the last Ice Age 12,000 years ago and is home to many creatures with its unique variety of flora and fauna.The remainders still contain pedunculate oaks and hornbeams that are more than 300 years old and offer many migratory birds each It was inhabited by owls, bats and dormice in 1978. The energy company RWE (then Rheinbraun) bought the forest from the surrounding communities in 1978. Since then it has been cleared to extract lignite from the 5.500 hectare forest Tenths left. "
Our tour started in the orphaned village "Morschenich". Verwaist therefore, because the village Merzenich-Morschenich to the open pit Hambach until 2023 soft and currently live in the village only 40 inhabitants. 90% of the houses are empty. It is very depressing to go through this place. One can only hope that the open pit will never reach this place and that the Hambach Forest will not be further cleared. We personally keep our fingers crossed for this.
October 3, 2019
This time there is a hike in Zonser Grind and through the Hannepützheide.
Alternatively, a smaller hike through Zons and a bike ride, for those who prefer to go by bike.Meeting point: 10 am at the Rhine gate
End of the tour followed by dinner: 14 clockFeedback, who is present at the meal, please by 26 April.Here you can add yourself to the tour:"Https://komoot.de/invite-tour/95381319?code=ymx96l-SeugvITTwfHTnt2SiV0CGlceyac49n9EedduxunzAn4"
September 22, 2019
This is a nice walk with a nice group.
Lots of water, the weather was good for that and even with ferries.
And the dog behaved well. Is this a whippet or a greyhound? An acquaintance of mine has a greyhound, who always wants to run on the short distance, but on longer stretches quickly exhausted while hiking.
September 14, 2019
Wann immer es meine Zeit erlaubt, zieht es mich in die Natur zum Wandern oder Fahrradfahren. Für mich ist es ein hervorragender Ausgleich zur Arbeit, Alltag und Stadtleben. Meine Wanderungen finden überwiegend im Umland von Köln statt, wie z.B. das Bergische Land oder die Eifel. Sobald ich Urlaub habe, geht es oft in die Berge, wie z.B. nach Südtirol. Begleitet werde ich meistens von meinem Mann und meinem Sohn.