Never stop exploring: No need to travel far to find beauty

After discovering new places nearby home on bike this Friday, I decided it was time for another bike tour, but this time going in the opposite direction. I always wanted to go to Eschede, but for some reason I always turned around before getting there. For today’s bike tour this was my goal so I followed a route southbound through the woods and heathland which I know pretty well. Unlike Friday, there were quite a few other bikers enjoying the sunshine.

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Those rocks were placed like this during the last ice age.

Once I got further towards Eschede I reached parts of the nature reserve Südheide I’ve never been to – remote and far away from major roads and villages. For the next hour or so I didn’t come across any other biker. Instead I was all alone in the beautiful landscape; open range, a few fenced grain fields to keep the wildlife from eating the crops and endless sand and gravel roads.

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Endless sand roads. What better roads to get lost on with your bike.

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Eventually I came across signs pointing towards the Wildecker Teiche – ponds always attract me so I decided to ride that one mile to get there. In the middle of nowhere, or better in the middle of these super vast forest there were a few small lakes – untouched and once again I was the only person. I shared this beautiful moment with ducks, herons and other waterbirds. Once again I wished I’ve brought my camera and or binoculars. Next time for sure!

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This entrance to a private property (?) was in the middle of nowhere… I would have loved to trespass, but the sign on the left pillar warning of dogs stoped me. Could you imagine living somewhere like this? Hell yeah!

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Wildecker Teiche

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There were a few of those gates I had to cross. They’re supposed to keep the game from eating the crops.

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The blue of the sky was stunning.

 

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