Tuesday 13 June 2023

Odendorf - another day

 "Klimatisch ist der Odendorf-Rheinbacher Raum vor Zülpich und Euskirchen als das regenärmste Gebiet des Rheinlandes ausgewiesen. "

Or in English, this is a dry region with much less rainfall than in the Rhein valley.

about 700mm/year vs 1200mm/year in Bonn, Germany

 Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Annual average precipitation is 831 mm

The rainfall in Barrie is significant, with precipitation even during the driest month. This climate is considered to be Dfb according to the Köppen-Geiger climate classification. The temperature here averages 7.2 °C | 44.9 °F. The rainfall here is around 940 mm 


So there is nothing unusual about being here or there, in any year.

Odendorf is some  dozen kilometers from Heimerzheim on the tributary, the Ohrbach, of the Swist, and some 40m higher in elevation.


How to get from Odendorf to Heimerzheim by bus, taxi or car

How far is it from Odendorf to Heimerzheim? The distance between Odendorf and Heimerzheim is 8 km. The road distance is 9.3 km. Get driving directions.
Can I drive from Heimerzheim to Odendorf? Yes, the driving distance between Heimerzheim to Odendorf is 12 km. It takes approximately 9 min to drive.
Historical records of Odendorf go back to 893 while the archeology record goes back some 6000 years. The Roman aqueduct is just a couple of kilometers to the south of the village. More about that on the next village.
We lived in Odendorf between 1979 and 1990 but remained connected up to the present, more than half of our lives.  This is what struck me when we returned on Wednesday May 3, 2023.

This was what I expected:

 And this is what I had seen from Canada:


 And the aftermath:


 And what I saw -

Now let us look further left , beyond the bridge for the high water mark:


On Gründonnerstag, 1997, I walked along here to photograph the Comet Hale-Bopp_

the church:

The Ohrbach is just a meter or so in front of me.

The Zehnthaus -

These photos were shot on film and then digitized.

But it is the places that are missing, the people who cannot answer my queries ...

Very moving,

so much more to consider,

but I won't. dear friends,


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