With home office, I’m siting inside my apartment most of the time and to not turn crazy and move my bones a bit I going outside for extended night walks. Sometimes with friends, sometimes on my own. God, I wish to have a dog!
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 had a rainy hike from Spitzmühle around Fängersee and Kesselsee. Surrounded by slight fog and the stillness of nature the shiny new year said hello to us tenderly.
We spent New Years Eve on the countryside and had a cold walk around the lake near our house.
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.
A walk with an old and dear friend trough the marvelous village of Hirschhorn over Neckar river. It’s so good to see people grow and change and that every change has the chance to be a powerful boost of live. At the same time walking through historic environments and knowing her since our distant school days reminds me that there is a solid foundation that can last over centuries.
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.
We took a hike around Maxsee in Hoppegarten and as always during this time of the year, the sun went down early and we reached home when it was already dark. I love this special atmosphere and light in the forest when you think nature is sleeping because of the low temperatures, but you become aware that this is not true.