Once again on the way to visit relatives and friends, this time we were heading for Dülmen - Münster.
Summerly hot temperatures had already moved the thoughts and anticipation on a water with cooling bathing possibilities during the arrival. How good that our friends already had similar thoughts. So we were thinking to go to a nearby lake immediately after the coffee and home-baked cake.
As soon as you walk across the bridge, it becomes apparent that a large number of visitors appreciate the lake shore and the bathing possibilities. So many people cavorted in and around the water. There were a few stand-up paddlers as well as a sailor cruising the lake.
Very close to Dülmen there is a down to 11 meter of deepness, older quarry lake, whereupon the meanwhile high tree stock on the shore refers too, which has in the meantime matured into a recreational area with the name Bulderner See. It is striking that this lake is divided into two distinct lake basins. One can subdivide the waters into a western and an eastern lake, which are connected by a canal with a bridge in the south. The special feature of this is the splitting of the usability: while one part of the lake is used for nature conservation, the other part is also intended for swimming and relaxation.
Loose trees on the shore - protection of waterfowl
Due to the loose trees on the shore of the lake, structures such as deadwood can be found in the water. Certainly, however, a nutrient entry through leaves in the fall instead. On the one hand this promotes the food for couple of animals but can also lead to a flattening of the connecting channel by digested sludge layers. In the east of the dividing promontory there are shallow water zones, which are often visited by the sea dwellers, ie fish, at sunrise. In the spring, the sun warms these places first and thus has an attractive and invigorating effect on the fish. At the beginning of the season you can also expect pike here. A paradise for fishermen and recreational anglers as well.
Small bathing steps between tall trees
We walked along the waterfront promenade, occasionally glancing at the water to find a suitable place for the hours to come. A sandy shallow water zone had done to us then and so the bath towels were spread, the later picnic prepared. Of course, there was then no stopping at first: off into the water now the motto.
A quiet, but still moving Sunday at the lake, which could meet our expectations. Why looking into the distance, …..
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