- Dje Nyima
The weather was super pleasant today and so we were with our grandchildren in the wildlife park in Hanau.
Because of Corona, we unfortunately had to make a number of cuts here as well. Some stations are not accessible during this time and a few attractions do not take place at all. Too bad.At the zoo itself, one thing irritated me right at the beginning of our visit, with regard to animal welfare.
Namely the overbuilt enclosure for polecat ferrets and foxes.
The decoration in this building was probably more a gag than a species-appropriate set up.
Although this term "species-appropriate" for caged animals is already a man-made joke and I, with my visit, also supported this nonsense. Ashes on my head.
But that's another story.
In the first enclosure, a stable was modeled with farm equipment, in the second an office room🤷 (Huh? What?) And the third with a pile of stones in a corner and a large dog box.
Do you have to like that 🤷?My personal highlights, which were also spiced with a lot of pity for the caged and shy animals, were the white tundra wolves🐺, the pair of lynxes, as well as an attraction that did not belong to the inventory of the wildlife park, the caterpillar of the middle wine owl 🦋.
The colorful drawing and especially the pseudo-eyes of this caterpillar look really great. The impressively large caterpillar later produces a butterfly that can have a wingspan of up to 6 cm. I found out from the Internet that this beautiful animal is very rarely seen. Allegedly, most likely if you look up found caterpillars yourself to the finished butterfly.
Unfortunately, the time was too short for that today 🤷🤣🤣.For the granddaughter, however, only the playground (s) was mostly of interest. We also had a lot of fun here.
So much fun that afterwards I was in a coma for an hour 🛏️😴😴😴 🤣 hahahaha.Was there anything I could take with me from today's tour? Yes I have.
Yes, no, nothing physical now. Nothing zapzarap, as our old Pole used to say 🤣. Only intellectual property (does this term actually exist?) 😁.
I have e.g. Never seen raccoons sleep in the canopy of cursed 😮 tall trees. I was really stunned today when I saw the two bears up there in the treetops. Well, bears stop 🤷😁.
Why not. So sin'se 😁.
What I would like to briefly throw into the room at this point ..... Raccoons are no dishware! 🤣🤣🤣.Would I go there again🤔? Probably not.
I find the wilderness worlds more interesting and that, although until today I only knew uncool raccoons sleeping in houses 😁.
Well, sometimes the wilderness isn't always authentic 🤷🤣. Without this visit to the zoo, I would have died stupid in the end.
By the way, I saw my last raccoon sleeping in houses on my tour # 74 "Die Schlossermühle".
Unfortunately, I don't have a photo of the guy.
Here I would now like to appeal to your blind trust in me.Take care of yourself and best regards .... Bernd (-he at least tries not to die that stupid 🤣)And here is a third-party video of the Wolfsheulnacht in Hanau, from 2011.
5 days ago
- Dje Nyima
Today I did a little easy-going round of after-work, had a little chat and even discovered something new.
An arum family.
I had never seen anything like it until today. The parts already look great.Regarding the "funny" ....
Funny because we -Coyote and I- have measured ourselves here on the trim path.
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Although, ... you couldn't really measure that now💪🤘. It was a zero chance from the start.
I was in top form. For reasons of discretion and compassion, I would like to chisel not so hard here who was inferior to whom 😇😉 hohohoho.
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(Äääähm, ... please do not scroll further down here)
Just so much about that ...... I will have to cry myself to sleep tonight 🤧😥😥😥😥.
Can someone please hold my hand and scratch my head?
From tomorrow I'm doing a lot of sport.
I promise 😥😥
July 29, 2020
- Dje Nyima
After a full night 😬 I just had to get out this morning to get some rest.
The wonderful impressions🌻 of the sunrise🌄, the many animals such as rabbits🐇, deer🦌, a fox🦊, several field mice🐀, 10 young bulls🐄 and a lot of birds of prey🦅 made me go down mich again.
A morning bath with 3 cups of coffee on board did the rest.
By the way, I had already mentioned that I am so addicted to coffee that if I should die I would like to be buried with my legs towards Mocha🤣🤣!Since the previous night was also rather suboptimal and this night was an absolute disaster, I hope that maybe I can count a little sheep over the day today 1🐏 2🐑 3🐏 vii .... . .😴😴😴.
July 28, 2020
- Dje Nyima
Today I visited some places from WWII again.
The remains of an old airfield🛩️, an operational port of the 1st order, were on the map in Altenstadt Waldsiedlung.
Here I was able to see the old hangar, two old bridges and fire water storage tanks, an old building that is now used by nature conservation and the old command bunker.The next goal was the foundation of an old radio or signal tower, which was also part of the Fugplatz, and from which I wanted to take some photos for someone.
From here we went to Engelthal Abbey via two other waypoints. Here I took a break of almost an hour in the monastery garden and lay there lazily in the meadow😉.Then I briefly visited the "Dicker Berta" in the nearby forest before I passed Altenstadt, just before Oberau, a wonderful rest on the Nidder. Here a beautiful new rest area with access to the Nidder was newly established.
At this beautiful spot I gave my feet a cool bath in the water.
Promtly there were a few little fish playing with my feet.From here the KomootApp thought it had to hang up again😤. The restart had the result that the last section of this tour was no longer assigned to the past and I finally deleted it.
I always find moments like that just annoying🤦.And, since Komoot somehow doesn't get baked ...
Here in the video there is the complete, uninterrupted tour, including the correct time 😊 and possibly also the actual kilometers: Here is some historical information about the tour .....++++ Rommelshausen area ++++
The four mysterious concrete bases in the forest date from the Second World War.
A tower stood on them during the Second World War.
The task of this tower is somewhat controversial due to the lack of clear records.
Relevant literature was also unable to provide clear clarification.
It is said that this was a wooden radio or signal tower that was supposed to report air raids on Frankfurt.
There is also talk of a flak tower that served to secure the airfield in the forest settlement. There were many anti-aircraft positions in the area, which were found to be in hollows.
The existence of the guns on concrete bases is not proven, but is alive in the stories of the population.
This foundation also looks a lot more like the radio / signal tower.On the other hand, I find it nice that the small children from the village find that the forest dwarfs live here in secret 😁.Many thanks 👍😊, at this point, to Ms. Stine Kockrick from the local association Limeshain.++++ area Oberau ++++
Oberau in the air war ...
On November 26, 1943 at around 8:00 p.m. an English plane was shot down near Oberau. Incendiary bombs were dropped. There was only minor damage. The bomber landed between the sports field and today's Kochstrasse in Höchst. The pilots (5 Canadians) did not survive the crash. They were buried in the Oberau cemetery and Höchst cemetery and transferred to Canada after the end of the war. Angry people asked children present at the funeral to throw stones at the coffins. This could be prevented by the intervention of a few mothers.
July 22, 2020
- Dje Nyima
We started today at the old train station in Eichen.This old, listed building is owned by a 68-year-old Frankfurt railway enthusiast and was bought by the train in 2014 for a symbolic fee of 1 euro 👍🙂 and has been rebuilt since.
However, he had to pay the local price for the approximately 800 square meter property.***********
Then we went to a place where there are 4 mysterious concrete bases.
Even after a long pondering, it never occurred to us what these plinths were good for.***********
The next point of contact was the reconstruction of a Limes watchtower near Rommelshausen, which was inaugurated on August 2013.
This tower is open up to the middle floor (at least on today's tour) and can also be accessed at any time.***********
The last big highlight was the natural monument "Druze oak".
This oak is about 2 km northwest of Langen-Bergheim, in the middle of the Limeswall, in the forest.It is named after Nero Claudius Drusus, a Roman politician and military leader. Drusus lived from 38 to 8 BC and was the younger brother of the later emperor Tiberius. Drusus also came through the area of today's Wetterau during his campaigns 10 and 9 BC.
The oak had already borne the name when the Limes section was researched by the Reich Limes Commission in 1900/02.The very impressive trunk, the approximately 300-year-old and 22-meter-high pedunculate oak, is open far up from the ground. The trunk circumference at chest height is 5.85 meters
The entire length of the trunk is adorned by a huge opening that is caused by a lightning strike.
This opening was closed with a wire mesh.
The trunk has a very wide trunk base that is free of knots up to a height of 10 meters.
The 16 meter wide crown is formed by only a few branches, which are now secured by ropes for safety reasons.
Despite the large trunk opening, the tree's vitality is still good, we hope that it will have many more years to go.***********
From here we went back to our starting point.
On the way there was only a rather sweaty an forest pond bubbling away in some places due to foul gases. There were also two brick houses on this site, one of which we had explored a little closer.***********
But what I would like to emphasize is that we met a lot of deer today, of which 2 very young animals were extremely trusting. It was really fascinating how close you could get to these two animals.
A really great and unique experience. For this moment alone, this tour had already paid off.
July 15, 2020
- Dje Nyima
Today, mindfulness and overcoming was on my imaginary curriculum.
(Note: In the whining that follows there is also a pinch of exaggeration and something funny about your own person).My hike today took me from the Forsthaus am Winterstein, over the Kapersburg, the Kuhkopfhütte and the radio tower past the Steinkopf to the lookout tower on the Winterstein.
After a long rest there, I went back down to the forest house.The difficulty today was that I had walked the whole distance barefoot this time.What I hadn't planned was that some of the paths had been re-paved. In addition, some of the paths that used to be pleasant to walk were quite compact due to harvesters, which are currently harvesting the dead forest, and were therefore hard and rocky.The initial fun with this venture had been driven out a little at the latest on the section from Kuhkopfhütte to Wintersteinturm 🙈🤣🤣🤣.I actually wanted to insert a small video snippet into the tour video, on which the pulsating flanks of my feet could be seen sehen. It was a bustle on the flanks, as if animals were working under the skin😊.
That the blood circulation in the feet also worked excellently afterwards is probably self-explanatory.Nevertheless, it was good to overcome the inner bastard again.
In preparation for today's tour, I had already slept on a Tarzan booklet tonight🤣 and also left my shoes at home as a precaution at the beginning of the tour, so as not to be tempted to dig out my backpack after a bit of mimimi and put a line through my own today To make plans.
Instead, I had a lot of patchwork on board in case something unexpected had actually buried itself in the foot.The descent from the Winterstein Tower to the Forsthaus was a complete overcoming.
This path was quite easy to walk and often covered with a humus forest floor, but by then the feet had left so many feathers that this path was no longer a pleasure.Every bit of pointed stone that I, although I was very attentive, overlooked and bored into my heel almost made my eyes shoot out of the caves.
The remaining meters had to be used more and more by my forefoot for the movement.At the end of the tour I had the feeling that I had personally met every cursed stone on the winter stone with my feet.After I got back home, cleaned and cared for the feet extensively, the treads were doing surprisingly well again.
Apparently there is already some getting used to such (goal) tours. Regeneration is a lot faster than when I started my shoe-free career.All in all, it was still a good, interesting and fun day👍😊.
However, my visual focus 👁️ today was not to look at the surroundings, but almost exclusively from the path that was right in front of my feet.Oh, and before I forget.At this point, a message on my own behalf: ....., you mountain bikers, .... I hate you🤣.At least a few of you.
Today I also had one on my head (as Hesse usually says).
I would have loved to start with a throat bite 😤😈🤣.
July 7, 2020
- 03:1312.4 mi3.9 mph1,300 ft1,250 ft
- Dje Nyima
The Wetterau-Main-Tauber position was established in 1936.Together with the Neckar-Enz position, it was intended to prevent the southern part of Germany from being restricted at the narrowest point. Since the provisions of the Versailles Treaty were still being followed at the time, the position was not allowed to be set up at the border, but had to be built 50 kilometers from the right bank of the Rhine.Above all, machine-gun bunkers were built, few shelters, many artillery observation bunkers and only one PAK storage room. The artillery was to be positioned in the field behind the actual line and led by the observation bunkers advanced.3.7 cm PAK guns were intended as active anti-tank guns in field positions. Infantry obstacles (barbed wire etc.) were only to be erected in the event of war, in peace they were stored in material sheds built for this purpose. There were wooden posts and ditches rammed deep into the ground on tank obstacles, e.g. near Gelnhausen.A special feature were the high levels, steel structures that were either equipped with a machine gun or were used for artillery observation. They too were only built up during the war, only concrete foundation slabs were prepared for the towers and stored in sheds in the immediate vicinity.Bunkers were built from Büdingen to Aschaffenburg and along the Main line to Miltenberg. The Tauber line from Wertheim to Weikersheim was originally supposed to be fortified, later it was shown as ready. When the war broke out, the mobilized troops were to gather behind it and only then were barriers and field positions built using the prepared material sheds.After Hitler decided to no longer comply with the Versailles Treaty and to invade the Rhineland, construction began on the new west fortification directly on the border with Belgium and France. The Wetterau-Main-Tauber position was thus of no military significance. The armament, equipment and sometimes even the armored parts were removed so that they could be used again on the "West Wall" and later on the Atlantic Wall.The position no longer played a role in the last days of the war in March / April 1945. Above all, the low construction thickness, the imminent collapse of the "third Reich" and the increased threat from Allied tanks are the reason why the position, which consisted mainly of machine gun bunkers, could not be defended.After the war, almost all structures were blown up by the Allies.
July 4, 2020