At the end of the month I like to look back on what I’ve done and where I’ve been. On how I felt and what was on my mind. It turned out that my Instagram feed actually gives a pretty good impression. So, I decided to put them together in a blog post. Here’s me, looking back on May 2017.
It’s not as easy as it seems, following a trail… I can’t help but thinking “SET” e-ve-ry time I see a signpost, I would love to play that game right now 🙂
Just arrived at the second terminal: Diekirch, this is the end of the GR57 Vallée de l’Ourthe et Sentier du Nord. From here I have to puzzle my way towards Germany. Probably following the GR5 and a section of the Mullerthaltrail, but first find myself a good coffee!
Sun sun sun! Another long day along the river Saar. Although it can be meditating to walk a long boring biking path, thinking about nothing, just walk and walk, I prefer to listen some music. And guess which song is on “Five Years Time” (Noah and the Whale) sun sun sun ☀
Back on the Pilgrim’s route. Near Saarbrücken I left the river behind and switched to the Jakobsweg in Saarland. Views make me happy, after a few very long flat hiking days along the river, views make me super super super happy!
Yesterday I hit the 1000km. Although it’s not my goal to hike as many kilometres as possible, I still feel a bit proud. Also, I’m happy to say that I haven’t had any blisters or other foot issues. My feet are getting stronger every day. Wearing Vibram FiveFingers means you need to be patience. The first 3 weeks (!) they felt tired at the end of the day, I had to take a break every 5km and I was totally satisfied when I walked 20km per day. Now they know what they can expect and give me feedback when I’m too enthusiastic, but they’re not complaining unless I walk on asphalt… Let’s see how they are after the next 1000km 😉
Morning ritual that spans over the whole day… I’ve always got an excuse to take it slowly.
A little bit of France. View from castle Hohenbourg, no idea how to say it in French, since the French don’t pronounce the H…
In the air, oehhww the forest from above. Got my myself a 20minute flight above the Süd Pfalz and no, I didn’t jump or dive, I just quietly looked out of the window, couldn’t stop smiling though. So so beautiful, what a great gift, many many thanks!
Still in the Pfalz, or actually I’m báck in the Pfalz. Last week I paid a short visit to Amsterdam, because two friends of mine got married. With my brother and sister I drove back to Germany, to the Hunsrücker Wald. From there I wanted to hitch hike back to where I left my trail, but I didn’t feel like driving or riding anymore. I decided to hike… So, now I’m a bit further north in the Pfalz, continuing my journey. On foot.
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