Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Along the Nidda 1

May has been pretty wet and it rained very hard on Saturday night. So when I went on my bike on Sunday morning, the Nidda was flowing fast and furious and was at least a meter above it's recent level. I noticed a lot of debris being carried along as I went upstream to Bad Vilbel and was curious to know what would happen when all this stuff (including logs) got to the weir at Heddenheim. So I went back downnsteam and had a look. As the photo shows, all the debris had gone over the weir but was trapped under the waterfall because of the back circulation. Hopefully someone will fish it all out during the next week.
Also sighted: A very large hare stopped on the path ahead. It was as big as a dog and it's ears must have been 30cms long. The swallows were swooping fast and low over the river catching flys. What fantastic aerodynamics! The ducks had to paddle hard against the strong current just to stay in the same place and had to fly home in the end. Posted by Picasa

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