Home Country Roads (Germany) - In Another Minute (Week 217)


Home Country Roads (Germany) - In Another Minute (Week 217) 

This week, I want to show you some of my favorite roads in the world: the back country roads of where I grew up.

Just half an hour north-west of the city of Hamburg, the Haseldorfer Marsch in the federal state Schleswig-Holstein is an oasis of wide open space and big sky; large green fields are accented by cattle, horses, tall trees (and windmills); the dikes, keeping us safe from floods of the Elbe and the Pinau rivers, are dotted with sheep; and here and there you find the traditional houses with reed roofs.

Throughout my childhood and youth, I rode my bike along these skinny roads and I still have the fondest memories of my adventures. That's why it is always such a wonderful feeling of homecoming when I get to cruise around these familiar paths again, as I did this past week.

By the way, in the middle of this cruising and shooting excursion, we stopped for a piece of Torte (Central European cake layered with whipped cream and fruit or chocolate). Mmmmm... total bliss.

The song in the video is the instrumental version of “The Vagabond” by Josh Woodward. This song is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 US License. Thank you, Josh!

Sweet Country Road
Haseldorfer Marsch, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany