Summer

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Summer is the hottest of the four temperate seasons, falling between spring and autumn. At the summer solstice, the days are longest and the nights are shortest, with day-length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. The date of the beginning of summer varies according to climate, tradition and culture, but when it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere, it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa.

Rheine, Münster & Osnabrück

Finally, we can travel again after the Covid-19 lockdown. So immediately booked a train holiday to the small German city Rheine, about forty kilometers from the Dutch border. A peaceful holiday with lots of walking, German beer and food, and trips to beautiful cities such as Münster and Osnabrück.

Ankeveense Plassen

The Ankeveense Plassen are old peat excavations. It is a varied landscape of water, forests, and polders. This walk starts as usual at Naarden-Bussum train station and ends at Weesp station.

Heather in bloom

Unfortunately a lot of heathland has dried up and it is not the bright purple plain that we would like to see.

Zanderij Cruysbergen & Bussummerheide

Walk from Naarden-Bussum via Zanderij Cruysbergen to the Bussummerheide and via the village back to the station. Enough opportunity for a drink or snack in the last kilometres! Sorry for the quality of the pictures, my telephone obviously had a bad camera day…

Going Around Bloomingdale

Another hike through the Kennemerduinen close to Haarlem. Starting in Santpoort Noord through the dunes to the beach, over the beach to Bloemendaal aan Zee, then through the dunes to Overveen. Nice walk if you are travelling by train. But please pick a quiet day if you prefer a quiet […]

Vechtdal Overijssel

The Vechtdal (River Vecht Valley) in Overijssel is an immensely popular destination for campers and bikers. It is a remarkably diverse environment with excellent biking paths. However, for hikers looking for peace and quiet, and want to see things people on wheels can’t, this is not entirely the place… Day […]

Cuijk – Groesbeek – Nijmegen

Another two day hike. The first day over the Mookerheide and around the St. Jansberg to Groesbeek. Second day from Groesbeek over the Devil’s Mountain and through the Philosopher’s Valley to Nijmegen. Besides the local names, this is truly one of the most fairytale parts of the Netherlands. Heaths overlooking […]

Meinweg – Brüggen – Schwalm

Three very different walks; high sandy grounds from Roermond to Brüggen through the moors of Meinweg, the lakes in the Schwalm valley around Brüggen and a walk back to the Netherlands along the Schwalm and over the lower sandy grounds of the Schwalm moorlands. Day 1: Roermond – Meinweg – […]

New Job, New Tower

The last months I haven’t posted many new pictures. I have a new job, and not much time left after travel to make many pictures. Therefore, some pictures from my new office building, and the view from it.