28 december 2014

Winter walk


There was rain and snowfall in the lower half of our country yesterday, but in the north -where we live- it stayed completely dry. This morning we joined the 'Oudjaarswandeling' (lit. 'Old year's hike), a 10 km (6.4 miles) hike held each year on the last Sunday of December, and starting in the village of Exloo. Halfway we passed the skating rink in the woods, that showed just a tiny layer of ice after the frost from last night.

The second half of the walk continued along a beautiful area with heather, called 'Molenveld'. In the distance is the Exloo sheep herd.

7 opmerkingen:

  1. I love the idea of an "old year's hike". That must have been what I took yesterday, although it turned out to be a little more than 10k--more like 13k.

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  2. Heerlijk om nu met dit weer z,on mooie wandeling te kunnen maken.

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  3. You had nice "old year's hike", lovely idea. It was good, that there was not snow (only ice), it would be a little bit more cold hike.

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  4. Het was prachtig weer vandaag, hier ook geen sneeuw te zien. We zijn wel eens op vakantie geweest in de buurt van Exloo, mooi gebied.

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  5. Walk in such a beautiful place is a pleasure !
    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas !
    Greetings

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  6. It looks like a pleasant stretch to stroll through!

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