Halt´ offen Deine Augen,
geschlossen Deinen Mund
und wandre still, so werden Dir
geheime Dinge kund.
Hermann LönsWer reisen will,
der schweig fein still,
geh´ steten Schritt,
nehm´ nicht viel mit,
tret an am frühen Morgen
und lasse heim die Sorgen.
Johann Michael MoscheroschWenn man so ganz allein im Walde steht, begreift man nur sehr schwer, wozu man in Büros und Kinos geht. Und plötzlich will man alles das nicht mehr.
Erich KästnerAktivitäten: E-MTB, Kajak, Katze, Motorboot, Nordic Walking, Wandern.
Gebiete: Deutschland im Allgemeinen, Norddeutschland im Besonderen und Hamburgs Nordosten und Umgebung im Speziellen.
Burial mounds, a bat house and a cross-country walkAlina coined the term cross-country walk yesterday on our lap. "Come on," I said, "we have to go out a little." Usually we are more than "a little" outside on Sunday, but I ran my feet a bit flat in the Black Forest and need a little break.
But: sitting inside in the weather? Most beautiful autumn sunshine and we crouch in front of the - not even existing - fireplace? No ... The puss animal also sleeps soundly, so let's go - that's how I carved this path-heavy short circuit around the corner.What luck! There are as many anthills here as in the rest of Schleswig-Holstein and they are always a good indicator of intact nature.
It is empty here, almost deserted, the paths are thin, the paths can only be seen with a trained eye and - they are almost completely churned up by wild boars. The OSM signs are sparse to inadequate - on the one hand we sneak into an obviously abandoned but still (little) used path - on the other hand there is the sign with the quiet zone - sorry, deer, etc.There is a bat house, yes, there really is, there are a number of barrows and in the end we found a deer that had only recently been dead.
Fallwild, hmm ... we'd rather let you know. Only - who? We decided on the police and met a nice, but completely haphazard female police officer, to whom we first had to explain the term and then so that a special task force did not have to rush off immediately (which she thought was really good, because they just had one "Special situation"), but a report to the responsible district forester is completely sufficient ...Finally, I ask Alina whether she liked the walk - and that's how the term cross-country walk came about, and it fits perfectly.Great lap, which can be extended by many kilometers at will - is a real recommendation for lovers of unspoilt nature.de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wittenborner_HeideAnd here is the next round from the Black Forest:
October 18, 2020
Just as our cat visits their favorite places after the trip to renew their brands, we are drawn to our favorite areas - today it is Hahnheide. Always a dream, in every season.And here are some more completed rounds from the Black Forest:
October 17, 2020
Well, home has us again. And where do we go when we were "only" allowed to sniff the forest air for four weeks? Of course - to the sea!
The A1 was unfortunately borderline, but there are still holidays. But everyone by the sea is already packed in autumn clothes, so almost everyone. A few brave ones even go for a swim, but a delicious fish sandwich was enough for us to connect to the water ...
The sky game was outstanding, storms were raging in the distance, it was only a little windy here and there were few raindrops. We let ourselves be blown through properly and strolled a little through the hinterland. Walking here can't go wrong.
Little by little we will discontinue our vacation tours with the current tours - here are the first two:
October 13, 2020
Actually today we had the Rötenbach Gorge with about 11km in length and 350 meters in altitude on the program. Actually. But on the morning round with our puss girl my muscles said loudly "Nothing there!" The last practically daily rounds were pretty tough for North German plants like us. On a tour, there are vertical meters here that we would otherwise cover in almost a month. So we decided to take this "short walk" with a few meters of altitude in order to keep the muscles supple and to loosen up a little ...Well, what can I say? The lap was pretty tough with us and - one of the most interesting we have completed so far.It started with a very thin, almost overgrown path, then came a rather long, gloomy tunnel called "passage" - oops. Fortunately, we have a well-functioning flashlight in the phone because the way through the tunnel was extremely uneven.
Various viaducts made of sandstone, steel and concrete, bridges, slippery and dubious, two ford crossings, very much! narrow paths a little high above dry, stony river bed, also slippery and doubtful, with steep ascents and descents and of course steeply sloping, that was the way there Luckily dry river bed had to. A few meters further it went out on the other side, across a meadow and a little later through a ford back to the old side. In addition, there were lovely meadows, lots of claws, buzzards and red kites (of which there are really many here) that flew open again and again when we came and a monotonous hum of the B31 that was unfortunately permanently audible - so the quiet Mauchach valley is really quiet only if the wind is right, of course - the noise wasn't annoying, it was more of a distant background noise, a bit like the onset of tinnitus ...The short cross connection to the way back was bad: Extremely steep uphill and slippery - unthinkable, we should have come down there. Once at the top, there was a bench - just right: break!The way back was then differently interesting than the way there: even more viaducts, a wild pile of rubbish that we reported via the garbage-away app (yes, we actually had reception, hooray!), And anyway: it was significantly dirtier here than in the Otherwise a perfectly clean Black Forest, we have collected a lot - a blindworm that quickly ran away, the owl mill, a great old watermill that is still shoveling water, in the middle of nowhere and - then we're straight into filming one Outdoor porn burst ... (yes, of course we have pictures, but they come later - the loading times here are underground). In the end, when our feet were already smoking (the way back was mostly gravel and asphalt), we unexpectedly came across an incredibly fine Kneipp facility: take off your shoes, take off your stockings and take a dip in the cool water! And quickly out again, because the water came straight from the mountain and was just above ice cube temperature. We then covered the last two hundred meters barefoot.
At home there was borscht and garnished, spicy grilled chicken leg - what more could you want?PS: By the way, we are staying a week longer than planned - * happy *.
September 24, 2020
Who cares about a ravine when they can have three? Pah ... 😎
Well, we survived it and can give testimony - but it was tough ...
The Gauchach and Wutach gorges were almost relaxation, but the narrow gorge was very exhausting. Very narrow, very steep and very, very slippery. The path was very stony, all the stones were very damp, although the stream bed was bone dry. We had to look more than once to see where we would put our feet - we couldn't walk happily. In the end it doesn't matter of course - it was awesome!
October 13, 2020