04-Sep-2013 -- This CP is fifth in a row visited in September 2013: 53N-12E, 53N-11E, 52N-11E, 52N-10E, 52N-09E (this one) and 52N-08E.
After the visit of 52N-10E I continued my trip westbound to this CP. The weather is beautiful and so is the landscape. At 2/3 I passed Hameln. This is the town of the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin (see Pied Piper). In the Netherlands Hamelen (the Dutch spelling of Hameln) is also known from a TV-series transmitted from 1972 to 1976. It tells the story of the children, travelling in a flying pumpkin, searching their way home. The series “Kunt U mij de weg naar Hamelen vertellen, meneer “ (Do you know the way to Hamelin, Sir) was very popular. Due to misplaced economy most of the taped recordings are overwritten; Ampex tapes were expensive those days!
The car navigation guided me via Bega, Wendlinghausen (K82 > L961) to Hagendonop. Entering from the North Hagendonop, which is just a few farms and houses, I turned left into a small path. The people looked with question marks in their eyes: what is that foreign car doing here? But I didn’t see any signs, which forbade me to continue. After 350 m I left the shadow of the trees and there it was the grove with the CP as I expected. I parked the car 200m further and walked to the CP. Walking through the fields in September is in general easy because the fields are harvested and often not yet prepared for the winter.
The photographs made from the CP are combined into a panoramic view from Southwest shows the edge of the grove at left and the trees with the access road. At home I missed an image looking West; it would have shown the grove from nearby. Look at the principal image to get an impression. The grove consisted of hazelnut trees. I didn’t see many nuts but the trees were already prepared for next springtime.
I returned to the houses of Hagendonop and continued South on the L961 to Donop and then direction West for about 100 km to camping Heidewald at Sassenberg. The landscape is much flatter; I left the Harz region.