Kurt Fortwängler

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Reisen ist mein erstes Hobby, rund um die ganze Welt. Dabei gehören in aller Regel auch einige Wanderungen oder zumindest ausgedehnte Spaziergänge dazu.


2.334 km

Tiempo en movimiento

459:12 h

  1. Kurt Fortwängler y SilkeMa hicieron una caminata.

    Hace aprox. 23 horas

    9,51 km
    3,9 km/h
    60 m
    60 m
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    1. Kurt Fortwängler

      Today, on our first full day in Gran Canaria, we went straight to one of THE highlights on the island - the dunes of Maspalomas.
      When we arrived at the airport yesterday, we could already guess what to expect. Extreme crowds (due to the somewhat difficult entry, checking the vaccination documents) made the entry take a long time, almost an hour (a few weeks ago in Tenerife it was only seconds). Our first accommodation is in Amadores (part of Mogan, one of the emerging tourist locations). I was here on my last visit to the island, 6 years ago. Since then, the number of accommodations here has roughly doubled! Accordingly, after the extensive breakfast in Café Europa (German, highly recommended - without a reservation you need a lot of luck) we found that the beach was already completely full of beach walkers (we were around 10 a.m. at the dunes). like us) was. Interesting the age distribution. While in Maspalomas, between 10 and 11 a.m., nobody under 40-50 years of age was to be seen, the average age at the Faro (lighthouse) was then much younger.
      The dune lake there (the end of the Barranco) is very well known among bird lovers, you can see many interesting bird species here depending on the season. Since we didn't have a long telephoto with us, it was "only" enough for a lot of seagulls (of course), hawks, herons and herons. We also saw an oystercatcher and a hoopoe, but we couldn't photograph them.
      At the camel station it goes back to the dunes and back to Maspalomas. Now, after 12 noon, it was of course really warm. So we were happy that some clouds and a fresh breeze came up. However, the wind has the disadvantage that you are sometimes literally sandblasted! The last few hundred meters the wind grew into a real sandstorm, you can even see that in the photos! But we survived ... ;-)
      The dunes here are often compared to the Sahara. The comparison is obvious: The sand is similarly fine and (in contrast to other Canary Islands) also light. However, the sand here is mainly made of shell limestone (therefore light) and there is still a lot of green (you can see it in the Sahara "green islands" actually only in oases). But walking through the fine sand (still largely allowed, although the entire dunes are a nature reserve) is really great! At least in the morning when it is still nice and cool (in the afternoon the grill is turned on and you feel like a steak or a sausage on it)!

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  2. Kurt Fortwängler y SilkeMa hicieron una caminata.

    12 de septiembre de 2021

    12,9 km
    4,0 km/h
    190 m
    400 m
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    1. Kurt Fortwängler

      Today we had to reschedule several times - partly intentionally, partly forced. Too bad that you often have no network in the Odenwald! Because at the moment you are - even if you have offline maps - often left quite alone without a network. It started with the fact that I am currently not getting a map when starting a tour (without a network). Since I had forgotten to make the tour available offline, I started a recording (which will then show the map after a while). Too bad that then - even with Net - you no longer get the planned tours! And during a recording you can no longer start a routing to a destination - at least without a network. So today it became complete freestyle ...
      The plan was to stop in Fürth-Steinbach (very typical regional food). But there is a temptation along the way that one cannot really resist without breakfast! Café Bauer, idyllically situated in a small valley, advertises 50 different cakes and pies. We didn't see quite that many, but at least more than 20. So we had to strike, of course, and the later stop was out of the race. So walk to the train and then to "our" brewery in Weinheim. The route, with quite a bit of descent, is actually not that ideal. But a week before the Gran Canaria vacation another good workout (plus running in, Silke now has new hiking boots, same brand and type as me)!
      We wanted to go to Zotzenbach, but that didn't quite fit the schedule. It was one kilometer closer to Rimbach, and we actually arrived at the train station at the last second (you have to cross a busy main road directly at the train station, and unfortunately there are no traffic lights)! The path was very varied and the weather was much better than expected - even more sun, but pleasantly cool. Since we started in Mannheim in the morning in fog, we would not have expected it any more.

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      • 12 de septiembre de 2021

  3. Kurt Fortwängler y SilkeMa planificaron una caminata.

    11 de septiembre de 2021

    10,9 km
    3,6 km/h
    150 m
    330 m
  4. Kurt Fortwängler y SilkeMa hicieron una caminata.

    5 de septiembre de 2021

    9,45 km
    4,6 km/h
    200 m
    160 m
    A eradler, Stefan y 41 más les gusta.
    1. Kurt Fortwängler

      Today we wanted to do another "Odenwald Safari". In the past we have had very interesting animal sightings here, including various snakes. Today we had no luck there, the snakes were not seen. But the bird world was very active again, we saw a lot there (including many woodpeckers, nuthatches, buzzards, etc.). But they didn't run in front of the "shotgun" (with us: camera), or the lighting conditions were bad (back light). So the focus today was on hiking. The weather was pretty perfect for that, around 25 ° C and partly cloudy. So we were looking forward to a stop in the Brunnenwiese (we haven't had a cooked cheese with music and Äpplwoi for a long time). Shortly before Steinbach then finally internet again (in the Odenwald there is usually not that much), briefly checked the opening times - and the big disappointment: This week is closed due to a lack of staff! Well, that still had one advantage: We arrived in Fürth exactly on time for the departure of a bus, in times of train strikes (where not even half of all train journeys take place) we weren't unhappy, we got out of the Odenwald quite early to be!
      My new hiking boots are now also broken in, in two weeks I can really take advantage of them on Gran Canaria ...

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      • 5 de septiembre de 2021

  5. Kurt Fortwängler y SilkeMa planificaron una caminata.

    5 de septiembre de 2021

    10,8 km
    3,5 km/h
    270 m
    240 m
  6. Kurt Fortwängler y SilkeMa dieron un paseo en bici.

    3 de septiembre de 2021

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    1. Kurt Fortwängler

      We used to ride our bikes to Weinheim every week. Our favorite brewery is only about an hour away by bike, especially on Friday after (early) work! Since I got the job ticket, we've mostly been lazy with public transport. Today the weather was just perfect, so I was finally able to document the small secret routes (on which you drive without traffic lights and almost always in the countryside)!

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      • 4 de septiembre de 2021

  7. Kurt Fortwängler y SilkeMa hicieron una caminata.

    15 de agosto de 2021

    5,26 km
    1,9 km/h
    110 m
    100 m
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    1. Kurt Fortwängler

      Today we found out that there is a path in Weinheim that can easily compete with the Philosophenweg in Heidelberg! Great views of Weinheim and the Rhine Valley, but in contrast to the Philosophenweg, very quiet. Accordingly, the animal world is much less shy, and you can see a lot of interesting animals (including a lot of woodpeckers)! Highly recommended, especially at sunset ...

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      • 4 de septiembre de 2021

  8. Kurt Fortwängler y SilkeMa hicieron una caminata.

    8 de agosto de 2021

    8,59 km
    3,4 km/h
    170 m
    420 m
    A Stefan, Bernd y 26 más les gusta.
    1. Kurt Fortwängler

      Actually, I didn't want to upload anything today. We had a friend over here, and today we walked well-known routes like yesterday (you don't have to upload them for the tenth time). Komoot only ran for the statistics, how far and how high did you run? Accordingly, I didn't take any photos at the beginning, nor did I have a large camera with me. But I soon regretted that! On the descent from Heiligenberg, out of the hustle and bustle, a deer suddenly stood just a few meters in front of us on the way! Well, we've seen enough deer lately. Some moths and butterflies also went very well with the mobile phone, but the big highlight was a black woodpecker only a few meters away from us! We have also been able to take good photos of all the other species of woodpecker several times. The black woodpecker is extremely shy, however, more than "evidence" is usually not possible. This time I had enough time to shoot a video, for example. The pictures are not bad for a mobile phone, but with the right camera it would have been a dream ...

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      • 9 de agosto de 2021

  9. Kurt Fortwängler y SilkeMa hicieron una caminata.

    1 de agosto de 2021

    3,72 km
    3,9 km/h
    140 m
    160 m
    A SilkeMa, Kurt Fortwängler y 16 más les gusta.
    1. Kurt Fortwängler

      On the way to the airport, we were able to do a little lap at the foot of the Teide. Although the sun only rises here around 7 a.m. and you are at an altitude of over 2000 meters, it is already brutally hot at 10 a.m. Then my hiking sandals finally gave up (second strap broke), they were just better Birkenstocks. All that and the not really clear air (due to Sahara dust, like the whole week) did not prevent us from enjoying the last hours on the island again.

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      • 1 de agosto de 2021

  10. Kurt Fortwängler planificó una caminata.

    31 de julio de 2021

    4,37 km
    3,3 km/h
    140 m
    140 m
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