This years first local market visit in Dortmund.

This morning Carmen cycled with her new Stevens trekking bike to the local market, bought some flowers, fresh vegetables and fruits – off course without plastic wrapping – and met some of our friends for a coffee.

If the weather is as great as in Dortmund this weekend, enjoy it and go out for a ride or walk.

Let us know what you have you planned to do something good for yourself this weekend: ”walk, run & roll”. :))

4 km = 0.04€ for #KilometerForDoingSomethingGood

Surprise, surprise

After a rainy and stormy Ireland and a freezing-cold and snowy week in Germany, finally we had great weather conditions last Sunday. The sun was shining, 6°C and we jumped on our bikes. Cycling on our new Stevens trekking bikes across and around Dortmund, brought us some nice surprises.

First we saw along the ”Emscher-Radweg” a stork catching fishes for his lunch. 🙂 Via the largest legal graffiti wall the ”Rennbahnmauer” in Wambel, we stopped for a coffee break, at a bakery in Dutch style: ”Das Schürener Backparadies”. The staff was running around in typical Dutch farmer style and they even sold the one and only ”Calvé Pindakaas” and ”De Ruijter Geboortemuisjes”.

Udo, the guy from Berlin and one of the older staff members but no Dutch at all, told us, while cleaning the tables, about his funny experiences with his grandma at the mortician and promised Marc to talk with his boss if it is possible to bake some original Dutch ”tompoucen” for Kingsday. That bakery will be our cycling target on April 27th again definitely :))))

66 km = 0,66€ for #KilometerForDoingSomethingGood



oh, nooooo… plastic rubbish everywhere.

In our daily life we already avoid to buy products wrapped in plastic. During one of our walks and stops in the local pub ”Blind Pipers” of Caherdaniel we met a local guy, Vincent Hyland. We had an interesting talk with him.

Vincent Hyland  told us about his activities to save environment in Derrynane and the beautiful nature around and the daily amount of plastic and micro-plastic washed up on the beaches of the coastline in southwest Ireland. Remember, this is the coastline of the Atlantic. Vincent told us that the plastic bottles, rings, etc come from USA and showed us images and videos filmed by himself with fishes and a dying shark which were injured by plastic waste. . Isn’t that crazy.

The following days we walked through the scenery with the following images as result. It’s a shame. Awful.