I spent some days at my parent's home southeast of Frankfurt during the current cold spell. This month had already managed it to become one of the coldest Januaries in the southern parts of Germany in the last decades! On the afternoon of Sunday I got some time for a walk around some nearby lakes, former gravel pits which now serve either for leisure activities (swimming, fishing - or currently skating) or as a nature reserve. Those lakes are adjacent to Main river
(which is about to freeze, see this video
) and the town of Mainhausen/Mainflingen
. Here some photos from this walk.
Main river. The very low water level of the German rivers still got worse the last days, at Rhine as well! (Remember my blog three weeks ago
While ice on Main river was still scattered two days ago ...
... the nearby lakes were already frozen. This is the lake with its little island that serves as nature reserve.
Reflections of the sun on the ice.
The neighbouring lake: First time in many years that skaters are allowed to enjoy it!Same lake in summer when I've visited it with my parents.
Heading home at sunset.
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Forecast for my town Mainz:LinkLive webcam of Mainz Cathedral.
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