Our private wilderness changes its face every week and shows us what nature can do without any influence. Tobias. the apple tree who was just a stick with roots four weeks ago has grown a lot of leaves and a lot of birds come to see us every morning. And Wolfgang the squirrel becomes less and less shy. I guess he likes being photographed. At least he stares at me while I’m taking pictures.
When we hiked around Buckow last week, we met a couple that told us about a huge dam build by beavers on the other side of the town. I was quite curious to see it and so I followed his description “at the end of the village direction Strausberg along Sophienfließ. In fact, it was not one dam but at least ten of them embedded in a magical, shire-like and blooming landscape where the sunlight falling through the trees is caught in the creek and the birds are singing as if there was a competition to win.
The Ruins of Wurzelfichte, killed by storm Kyrill in 2007
Along Drachenkehle and Poetensteig
Location: Northernborder of Buckow – go right and follow Sophienfließ heading north until “Wurzelfichte” – through Drachenkehle until Krugberg Tower – back to Buckow over Poetensteig – along Sopphienfließ on the other shore / Distance: 6,5 km / public transport: over Strausberg and Müncheberg, from Müncheberg to Buckow by bus, at least 1:40h / from city center: 60 km / East / Weather: 18 °C, sunny / Camera: Nikon D500, 70-300 mm lens
At least in some corners. Man digs a whole, woman builds a bed: I sewed a big pillow: New wooden floor changes everything: The bathroom had to go: Every girl needs a pink closet: Meanwhile in the garden and the forest around:
We are living in Berlin, this big and always busy city and it’s getting more and more crowded in the last years. So we decided to take a big step to buy a house outside of the city in the forest. First as a weekend home later maybe as our small, private Florida. After some […]
Location: Spitzmühle – western shore of Fängersee – Friedrich-Schiller-Höhe – eastern shore of Straussee – back to Fängersee – Spitzmühle / Distance: 10 km / from city center: 37,5 km/south east / Weather: 16 °C, sunny / Camera: Nikon D90, 55-300mm lens
Location: Prieroser Straße (Klein Köris?) – Hölzerner See – Schmöldesee eastern shore – Streganzer See – Dahme – Prieroser Straße / Distance: 16 km / from city center: 55 km / east / Weather: 17 °C, sunny, some clouds / Animals spotted: 20 deers, 2 boarhounds, ducks, swans, egrets / Camera: Nikon D90, 35mm lens
The first part of the road was rather boring and I already thought that this would become one of those “lost hikes” because after some kilometers I still didn’t see the lake which I was circling and I was still on a boring dirt road through the forest. But after a camping ground named “Naturfreunde Schmöldesse” it was finally possible to go down to the lake and there was a small single trail not indicated in the map which I took all along the lovely Schmöldesee.
The most beautiful part of the hike was the trail around the small lakes after Streganzer See. An enchanted place with marshland forests, millions of chanting birds, buzzing insects and swans silently crossing the lakes.
The following shores of Dahme river are also very beautiful, but you have to leave the road again and again and I didn’t have the time anymore because the sun went down earlier than I tought it would.
Just before the hotel “Waldhaus” there was a path indicated on my map which didn’t exist in reality and I had to bushwhack until I stood in the garden of the hotel. Same before the small lakes with an additional sign that this would be private land and that the area would be under video surveillance, which I think is rather not true.
This magic feeling when the sun burns your face for the first time of the year, when small waves swashing lazily onto the lakes shores and when all the birds are singing like crazy to salute the new season. This must be spring!
Location: Bahnhof Bad Saarow – Scharmützelsee – Markgrafensteine – Aussichtsturm – Sprungschanze – Bad Saarow / Distance: 15 km / from city center: 75,5 km/south east / Weather: 16 °C, sunny / Camera: Nikon D90, 55-300mm lens