Kiel Canal by bike and taxi



Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH

Kiel Canal by bike - Stage by stage


Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH

Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH
Red = Original bicycle route     Green = D-tour     BLUE = TAXI
Bigger map by clicking HERE

Monday 30th of July 2018 and I left the hotel around 7 o’clock in the morning. Taking the bike to the Kiel Canal next to the Hotel ConventGarten. I had to cycle for a kilometre or so to Nübbel, the old pilot station where I should leave the Canal and get inland towards Bergenhusen where I hope to see storks and of course, some other birds.

Bergenhusen

Bergenhusen (Danish: Berringhuse) is a municipality in the district of Schleswig-Flensburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Bergenhusen coat of arms
Coat of arms
By Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen - Kommunale Wappenrolle Schleswig-Holstein,
Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3013879


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

SÅ HÄR RÖSTAR DU PÅ ALTERNATIV FÖR SVERIGE I RIKSDAGSVALET!

Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH
Time to leave Hotel ConventGarten in Rendsburg

Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH
I stop to enjoy the views

Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH
The bicycle track from Rendsburg

Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH
Ships (on right hand side) waiting in the siding for ships to pass

Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH
Ships (on right hand side) waiting in the siding for ships to pass

Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH
The first boat waiting starts to move

Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH
Ships (on right hand side) waiting in the siding for ships to pass

I reach the old pilot station at Nübbel and this is where I should leave the Kiel Canal and cross the Eider River and continue north towards Hotel Klein Amsterdam in Friedrichstadt. So today there will not be much water along the route.

I stop to enjoy the views before leaving the Kiel Canal. Ships are meeting in a siding and I take some pictures. In Nübbel I find a group of Egyptian Gooses sitting along the Kiel Canal.

Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH
Reaching Nübbel

Egyptian goose, Alopochen aegyptiaca, Nilgås

Egyptian goose, Alopochen aegyptiaca, Nilgås
Egyptian goose / Nilgås

Egyptian goose, Alopochen aegyptiaca, Nilgås
Egyptian goose / Nilgås

Egyptian goose, Alopochen aegyptiaca, Nilgås
Egyptian goose / Nilgås

Egyptian goose, Alopochen aegyptiaca, Nilgås
Egyptian goose / Nilgås

Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH
Time to leave the Kiel Canal

I get a few pictures of the Egyptian goose and I decide to leave. I cross the road and I discover that the bridge over Eider River and I had to bicycle back towards Rendsburg along the river. I reached a highway bridge and I could cross the Eider River on a small bicycle/ pedestrian bridge.

I spotted a few birds from the bridge. I also saw something swimming on the river, looked like an otter or something. I never got any pictures as I didn’t realised what it was until the animal was gone in to the vegetation along the river.

I walked down the bridge with my bike and I continued towards north with my sore behind. I was not sure where I was on the route as I was off the map due to the missing bridge.

Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH
Cross the road to the Eider River

Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH
Cycling along Eider River

Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH
The highway bridge

Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH
River Eider from the bridge

My behind was really sore and I was looking for some kind of bicycle shop to see if I could find some kind of pillow for the saddle. But I was in the middle of nowhere and no sign of any villages or shops. I reached a village called Fockbek and now I was back on the original route.

I had to ask for some directions to get on the road towards Hohn. I will follow road # 202 from Fockbek to Hohn. I see a bicycle shop in Fockbek and I was full of hope. Yet another Smiley on www.aladdin.st But the shop was closed and it looked to have been closed for a very long time.

I was really disappointed, my behind really needed an extra pillow. I found road # 202 and I started to bicycle towards Hohn but I passed a bench before leaving Fockbek and I sat down to enjoy a little MAX before I continued. My behind was sore and my plan is to bicycle to Hohn and the Hohner See to have my picnic lunch.

I had ordered a picnic lunch at the hotel and they gave me the picnic lunch pack before I left Hotel ConventGarten this morning.

Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH
Fahrradrudi
What a disappointment this place turned out to be

Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH
Rolling in to Hohn

Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH
Where is the lake

It was a long and tedious trip from Fockbek to Hohn cycling along the road. And my behind, well, I went off the bike every now and then to walk with the bike. I was almost in Hohn looking out the fields for deer when the couple from yesterday passed me yet again. They are obviously on the same trip as I am with Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH.

I have paid extra to get my hotels “upgraded” so that might be the reason for me not seeing them at the hotel. Never the mind, it was nice to find Hohn and I asked for directions to the Hohner See. I have to get through the village and there is a small bicycle track leading to the lake.

Yes, not only pan in the behind, I was also getting hungry and no sign of any lake, just a dust track reaching all the way to the horizon.

Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH
Endless dust paths

Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH
Endless dust paths

Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH
I'm at Hohner See - No bench to sit down at the lake

Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH
There is a lot of swallows at the lake

Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH
Picnic lunch

Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH
Picnic lunch

Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH
Picnic lunch

Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH
View from the bench - I had expected to sit at the water front

I had a lovely lunch and I was not very keen on getting back on the saddle. But I had to do it and I went back towards Hohn to find a place to call a taxi. I will take a taxi to Bergenhusen, the Stork Village. And then I will take a taxi from there to Hotel Klein Amsterdam in Friedrichstadt.

I found a service station and I bought water and they called me a taxi. I was outside drinking water waiting for the taxi. And when the taxi came we loaded my bicycle in the back and we were soon on the way. And my behind could take a rest from the saddle.

Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH
We're soon on our way in the taxi

Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH
We're soon on our way in the taxi

Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH
On the way to Bergenhusen, the Stork Village

We passed Grey Herons and I spotted two Cranes from the taxi. We drove through a beautiful landscape, yes, would have been lovely to do this on the bike. But the pain...

We reached Bergenhusen, the Stork Village and it didn't took long before we spotted our first Stork nest. There should be a stork museum, we drove around but we never found it. So the driver dropped me at the village restaurant. I parked my bike and I started to walk around the village looking for storks.

And there was quite a few nests around the village and I walked around taking pictures and I tried to make a recording with my ZOOM H5 Handy Recorder.

Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH - Bergenhusen, the Stork Village
Bergenhusen, the Stork Village

Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH - Bergenhusen, the Stork Village
Bergenhusen, the Stork Village

White Stork, Ciconia ciconia, Vit stork
Mommy or Daddy come home with food for the babies

White Stork, Ciconia ciconia, Vit stork
Mommy or Daddy come home with food for the babies

White Stork, Ciconia ciconia, Vit stork
Mommy or Daddy come home with food for the babies

White Stork, Ciconia ciconia, Vit stork
Waiting for food, start making sound when the other stork approaching the nest

White Stork, Ciconia ciconia, Vit stork
Waiting for food, start making sound when the other stork approaching the nest

White Stork, Ciconia ciconia, Vit stork
The other stork lands and now they are both clapping their bills

Listen to the White Stork / Vit Stork

Remarks from the Recordist

Recorded with a ZOOM H5 Handy recorder

Adult bird flying in to the nest clapping the bill in flight. The juveniles answer with clapping.


www.xeno-canto.org


White Stork, Ciconia ciconia, Vit stork

White Stork, Ciconia ciconia, Vit stork
White Stork / Vit Stork

White Stork, Ciconia ciconia, Vit stork
White Stork / Vit Stork

White Stork, Ciconia ciconia, Vit stork
White Stork / Vit Stork

White Stork, Ciconia ciconia, Vit stork
White Stork / Vit Stork

White Stork, Ciconia ciconia, Vit stork
White Stork / Vit Stork

White Stork, Ciconia ciconia, Vit stork
White Stork / Vit Stork

White Stork, Ciconia ciconia, Vit stork
White Stork / Vit Stork

White Stork, Ciconia ciconia, Vit stork
White Stork / Vit Stork

White Stork, Ciconia ciconia, Vit stork
White Stork / Vit Stork

White Stork, Ciconia ciconia, Vit stork
White Stork / Vit Stork

White Stork, Ciconia ciconia, Vit stork
White Stork / Vit Stork

White Stork, Ciconia ciconia, Vit stork
White Stork / Vit Stork

I went back to the restaurant and I ordered a bottle of water and a taxi that could take a bicycle. I was very happy with the day, especially that I managed to get the sound of the storks clapping. I had been running around with my ZOOM H5 trying to get the sound for almost 2 hours.

I talked with the people running the restaurant about storks while drinking my water and waiting for the taxi. I will stay 2 nights at Hotel Klein Amsterdam in Friedrichstadt so I will not even look at the bicycle tomorrow. My behind needs a day of rest.

Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH
We're ready to leave the Stork Village

Kiel Canal by bike - Die Mecklenburger Radtour GmbH
On the way to Hotel Klein Amsterdam in Friedrichstadt

Alternativ för Sverige

The driver asked where I came from and I told him that I was from Denmark. He told me that his mother was from Denmark and he started to talk Danish. He could hear that I wasn’t from Denmark. But he understood that I didn't wanted to go around saying that I was from Sweden, what an embarrassment that county have turned out to be.

We arrived to Hotel Klein Amsterdam in Friedrichstadt. Sweet Lord what a hotel, very nice room to look at. No AC, they had not even bought a fan after a 3 months of a record breaking heat wave. No kettle and only one pillow. And it is the first time I see that they have gone through the extra trouble to remove the pillow next to mine in the double bed as I was alone.

Hotel Klein Amsterdam in Friedrichstadt
My room at Hotel Klein Amsterdam in Friedrichstadt

Hotel Klein Amsterdam in Friedrichstadt
My room at Hotel Klein Amsterdam in Friedrichstadt

Hotel Klein Amsterdam in Friedrichstadt
My room at Hotel Klein Amsterdam in Friedrichstadt

Hotel Klein Amsterdam in Friedrichstadt
My room at Hotel Klein Amsterdam in Friedrichstadt
They have gone through the extra trouble to remove the
pillow next to mine in the double bed as I was alone

No elevator and I had to climb the ladders with all my luggage. Yes, it was ladders rather than stairs. And hot, it was darn hot in the room. I made a mental note to never come back here. Anyway, I went to the supermarket to buy blueberries. And I passed a swallow nest on the way so I will come back here tomorrow to take some pictures.

I will spend the whole day here tomorrow, will I find anything interesting, click HERE to find out.




Visit Alternativ för Sverige's You Tube channel by clicking HERE


If you cannot reach their channel, or see some of their videos, it is because of the censorship. China!!?? NO NO, it is Sweden 2018!!



       
                  
OK, it has come to my knowledge that we have senior citizens visiting my web page. How hard can it be? So it's not very easy for them to see the blue coloured links to the next page.
Jiffy (also jiff)

noun [in SING.] informal a moment: we'll be back in a jiffy.

ORIGIN late 18th cent.: of unknown origin.

So as you understand, in a jiff pretty much depends on your internet.
So I put a “Next” button here and I hope that there isn't any problem to understand how to use that one. So just CLICK the “Next” button on your left hand side and you will be on the next page in a jiff!

Marunong ka mag-tagalog? Walang problema! Magpunta sa kabilang pahina pindutin ang “NEXT” button sa itaas

Faites vous parlez le français? Pas de problème! Pour arriver à la page suivante faites s'il vous plaît un déclic le bouton “Next” ci-dessus!

Haga usted dice el español? No hay problema! Ver la siguiente página sólo hacer clic el botón “Next” encima!

Farla parla l'italiano? Non problemi! Per vedere la prossima pagina lo scatto per favore giusto Il bottone “Next” sopra

Sprechen sie Deutsch! Kein problem! Wenn Sie die folgende Seite sehen wollen gerade klicken der Knopf “Next” oben!

คุณพูดภาษาไทยได้ไหม ไม่มีปัญหา ถ้าคุณต้องการไปหน้าถัดไป ให้กดปุ่ม “Next” ข้างบนนี้

Вы говорите по-русски? Просто нажмите синюю кнопку "Next" с левой стороны и Вы моментально переместитесь на следующую страницу!

E ni Svenskar och inte förstår Engelska så ska ni skämmas. J och Björn, med det menar jag inte att alla mina stavfel ska ältas varje gång vi träffas.

Flag of Skåne / Skånska flaggan Well, the flag of Skåne, just a BONUS flag.


                                       

BirdforumTV

You are visitor no.
To www.aladdin.st since December 2005

Visitors from different countries since 26th of September 2011


Send me an e-mail My web page directory