Wigge Spotter Number Two!
DateApril 25, 2013
DateApril 25, 2013
Wigge Spotter Number One!
Henrik Seliger is the first one who searched for me and finally found me. We had a great time! So everyone is invited…
DateApril 25, 2013
From the smallest village to Brazil!
After a slow start, my scooter challenge has pretty much taken off.
I first reached a small village on a tiny island in the North Sea after walking with my scooter through the Wadden Sea. This small village with eight inhabitants is said to be Germany’s smallest village! I was intrigued to learn about the life on this tiny island also known as a “Hallig”.
Sabine Kolk who has been living there with her husband for eight years told me that she loves this secluded place so far from cities, because having a lack of choice can be rather relaxing. She tells me that she has little choice in the forms of entertainment or the people to hang out with. But she is happy with what she has and would feel stressed with the many choices on the mainland.
I also talked to a grandmother, an island dweller of 49 years now, who misses the nature and the quietness after being on the mainland for too long.
But would Germany’s tiniest village be suitable for me? I tested it out and did a scooter race around the village. Everything less than a minute of riding the scooter would seriously be too small for me! The result: 51.4 sec for one full circle around it!
It was time to go and to cross the federal state of Schleswig Holstein with my scooter. After three and a half days, 173 kilometers on the scooter and with lots of aching muscles, I have reached a town at the Baltic sea called BRASILIEN, which means Brazil!
Did I take a wrong turn and end up in a foreign country? I didn’t!
Brasilien is a part of the town of Schömberg. Next to Brasilien, there is even a part called “Kalifornien” (Geman for California) and a bit further you can find a part of town called “Sibirien” (Siberia). Rumors exist about the origin of these names, but nobody really knows the reason for sure.
So I tested the exotic factors of Brasilien:
Someone living in Brasilien even bragged about the many sunny days in Brasilien, but I didn’t notice that at all, especially since I was freezing cold having been in the water just before.
But good news for all lovers of amusing town names: Germany has hundreds of these exotic sounding places, check it out!
DateApril 18, 2013
TV premiere for the scooter challenge
DateApril 11, 2013
Stuck in Sand!
I started the scooter challenge at the northernmost tip of Germany some days ago. Unfortunately I began at a large beach area, so for the first hour of this challenge I was more or less busy with unsuccessful attempts to push my scooter through the deep sand. How am I going to manage 2473 kilometers in just 80 days after a start like that?
I am not really sure, but the following hours riding across the 99 km² island of Sylt were beautiful. The sun was shining, and I covered 15 kilometers an hour. I passed by the luxury houses in the rich-and-famous town of Kampen. Property there runs up to 35 000 Euro per square meter – way too much for me.
After 24 kilometers I finally reached the train to the mainland. Here I had the idea of sticking by the rules of always riding the scooter when travelling. So I put several books underneath the scooter and a roller skate on my foot and rode it without moving.
Anyway day two along the coast of the North Sea was beautiful as well, but I caught a cold, so after 19 kilometers I had to stop. I then discovered a small island at the horizon. People here call it “Groede”, and it’s supposedly the smallest village in Germany. Let’s see and find out more!
DateApril 6, 2013
Get ready for action!
On April 1st I will start my scooter adventure crossing Germany from north to south just with the power of my feet. You will find my first blog post soon after the journey has started!
DateMarch 18, 2013