Nagykörű, Almost

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It has been a while since I went on a good long bike ride, so this afternoon I biked to Nagykörű–well, not all the way into town, but to the outlying farms. Nagykörű is famous for its cherries; I hope to go back in spring to see the cherry trees in bloom. Also, I discovered the northward continuation of Eurovelo 11, which I had been trying to find for a long time. The bike path picks up again about 20 kilometers north of Szolnok (after a stretch of regular road), and it’s glorious riding. If you zoom in on the picture below, you will see a deer standing in the middle of the road. This happened twice–but they disappeared from sight before I got close.

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Besides deer, I saw many birds of prey (maybe falcons and one huge bird that could have been an eagle), a hare, an animal that looked like a fox from a distance (with a long bushy tail), and some farm animals, including the beautiful Racka sheep with their spiral horns. I had never seen sheep like these before.

I turned around after seeing them, because a few began to hurry away as I came nearer.  I didn’t want to bother them. Also, the sun was well on its way to setting, and I wanted to get back before dark. But now that I have found the bike path, I intend to go back and continue farther. Maybe even this month.

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On the way to Nagykörű (or rather, by way of digression), I went to Millér, having read about it on blogSzolnok. I tried to go into the nature preserve, but the dirt road was muddy, and only afterwards did I realize that I had come within meters of the Open Air Water Museum. Another time I will go see both.

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All of these photos are from the bike ride. I added to this piece after posting it.

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