We had a slow and grey Sunday and the sun hid behind clouds again. We all hope spring will manifest soon with great lights and warm sunrays. Pavlov saw a duck for the first time and as he is a “Duck Tolling Retriever” I imagined noticing some interest. But he is also interested in crows in the park 🙂
We went from Buckow to Dreieichen trough Stobbertal and the forest above. On our way the weather changed from sunny to foggy and we had some cool dusty forest views.
We took a walk over the Wartberg hills of Buchen im Odenwald with Mam and my cousin Franzi and her dog Kia, the Aussi. One day later, it was Franzis birthday, but because of the weather I decided to leave early for Berlin and we joined her for this walk. For the first time since my arrival the sun came out and painted the landscape in shiny colors.
Despite any circumstances I wanted to say thank you for this exceptional year. Very few of my friends and family have been hit by the virus and those who were are all well today. A lot of people I know have struggled economically, but because of personal initiative and help from the government most of them won’t suffer from serious consequences. Others struggled and still do struggle with social distancing, not going out, not seeing friends, home-office only. Despite the circumstances I had a lot of (mostly well distanced) experiences with friends and the privilege to get to know them better than before. This year was a lesson for everyone of us and I hope we all learned something important for our lives.
Thank you to everyone looking, reading and following and thank you to everyone who gets in touch from time to time and motivates me to continue hiking, writing and photographing.
Hugs to all of you and a very Happy New Year with hopefully a lot of great outdoor & travel experiences! Hike on!
Driving home for Christmas and not seeing friends – we all hated this thought. But fortunately there is an alternative: Long walks outdoors. Here, in December 2020 in Baden-Württemberg, two persons only. And in the rain.
We had a cold Sunday Hike around Dammwiesen between Rehfelde and Stienitzsee. On our way we saw donkeys and cows grazing on this huge natural reserve area. Really worth a hike!
Some weeks before we made the same hike, but as the trees still had most of their leaves and the sun was hining the atmosphere was completely different.
You could say it’s just some trees in a creek, but there is much more to this enchanted place north of Berlin. And it got around: On Sunday and with no possibility to see your friends other than outside, a lot of people took this beautiful and easy to reach hike in the forest near Borgsdorf.
We made a trip to Bad Freienwalde that day and as it was already late, dark and very cold our hike was quite short. But the moon showed up and everything sunk in this marvelous pink light when the sun went went down.
We had a very nice sunny and at the same time foggy walk around Dammwiesen, a marshland area between Rehfelde and Rüdersdorf. The Autumn sun was moody and showed up only sometimes. A very beautiful landscape through the forest the villages and along the border of Stienitzsee. At the beach of the latter a lot of hikers gathered to catch the probably last sun rays of the year.
Autumn and sun. Don’t we have so much luck with the weather this time? Every weekend at least one beautiful day where you can see the sun shining through the leaves into the lake.