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3 Days in France

3 Days in France

If there has been a period in which we felt frequently awkward, uncomfortable, and even scared, it was these three days in France. Yes, there has been sunshine, and yes, some of the scenery was really beautiful, but in this part of our hike, a different reality made itself seen and felt. We realized, stronger… Continue Reading

Belgium in short

Belgium in short

Days: 7 (2 rest days) Km: 134 Paid accommodation: 5 nights Free accommodation: 2 nights (Thank you, Grote Routepaden!) Best food: Seafood in Oostende Best drink: Beer! Favorite word: wafels Favorite place: Bruges Belgium in one word: Beer Belgium has been a very short part of our trip – which was unfortunate, because we enjoyed the serene landscape, the… Continue Reading

Bruges and the Belgian Coast

Bruges and the Belgian Coast

Our passage through Belgium could have been like this: After the security check, we crossed the border, walked to Bruges, did some sightseeing, hiked along the coast, one of the shortest in our trip, and arrived at the French border. The end. It was far more exciting than that, as you can imagine. The seven… Continue Reading

Dunes, Windmills, and the Delta

Dunes, Windmills, and the Delta

The last ten days in the Netherlands were kind of a summary of what we had seen and experienced until then: Beautiful dune landscapes, long beaches, impressive dams and barriers, and the cutest little towns along the way. We had our energies restored during the break in Amsterdam and hiked an average of 25 kilometers… Continue Reading

Celebration!

Celebration!

Did you ever have a surprise birthday party? You know, that thing that never works out, because one of the guests inadvertently spoils the surprise, or the birthday girl/boy arrives earlier than expected, or notices that something odd was going on. Well, during our hike, José managed to arrange such a surprise for Moiken’s birthday… Continue Reading

North Sea Beaches

North Sea Beaches

After crossing an incredibly long causeway, we finally got closer to the North Sea coast of the Netherlands. On top of what we had expected, namely wide sand beaches and strong wind (mostly in the opposed direction), we encountered soft dune landscapes and even some hills. The variety of plants and animals was surprising: All… Continue Reading

Foggy days

Foggy days

When we look back on a certain part of our hike, there is usually something that marked those days. The first days in the Netherlands were marked by endless dikes, thousands of sheep grazing happily on green meadows, and fog. Light fog, heavy fog, fog in the morning, fog the entire day. We luckily had… Continue Reading

Germany in short

Germany in short

Days: 50 (11 rest days) Km: 981 Paid accommodation: 36 nights Free accommodation: 14 nights Best food: Steckrübeneintopf (mashed turnip with smoked sausage) Best drink: Gin Sul Favorite word: Frühstück Favorite place: Hamburg Germany in one word: Hanseatic League During the almost two months we were hiking in Germany, we went through many regions and experienced many situations which… Continue Reading

Eastern Frisia

Eastern Frisia

Our last ten days in Germany brought a lot of variety; from the city of Bremerhaven to rural areas with cows, horses, and sheep, from the mighty Weser to the peaceful Ems-Jade canal, from days with non-stop rain to beautiful sunny days. The closest we got to the North Sea was walking on a dyke… Continue Reading

From the Elbe to the Weser

From the Elbe to the Weser

Leaving Hamburg behind, we were soon in the North German countryside, hiking in a huge half circle through fields and vast forests, until we reached the Elbe again. Unfortunately, our luck with the weather did not continue (it was fall, after all), and we had to make use of our rain capes quite often. The… Continue Reading