Mo 27/08: easy jog, 10K, 1:06 hrs
week's total: run 44K, bike 129K, gym 1 session
Sa 25/08: rest
Fr 24/08: hilly bike 88K, 3:37 hrs
Photo 2: Egyptian geese seem to be quite common around the local lakes this year for the first time. They breed widely in Africa mostly in Nile valley (hence the German name: Nilgans), and there is also a population in East Anglia, UK.
Soaring was one the most exciting things I ever did. The start was great fun with the plane beginning to rise with the first move. It felt like a vertical rise! High up one has a view all around and it is great to hear the wind streaming along the plane. Unfortunately the flight lasted only a few minutes as we failed to find an thermal lift.
The whole route is signposted perfectly. I got lost only twice, both times in Arnsberg, the biggest town during my part of the route.
Reservoir at the village of Olsberg, after 25K from Winterberg. There is a nice restaurant with a terrace overlooking the lake. But I found it too soon to have a rest.
The Ruhr is still a small stream.
Railway signal house at Nuttlar.
Short breakfast rest with a view of the village of Bestwig.
Quietly flowing waters in the valley at Meschede.
Don't be fooled. There were armies of bikers on the route.
Private water fowl pool.
Water sports arena at Wickede.
The Ruhr valley near Schwerte. Remember this is the valley what Germany's most industrialised area is named after.