Ein Wanderer aus Vaals (NL).
Ich bin im Ruhestand und gehe (fast) täglich ein paar Stunden spazieren in der Gegend von Vaals und Dreiländerpunkt, und in die Nachbargebiete von Belgien und Deutschland.
Ich gehe für meine Gesundheit, aber sicherlich auch zum Vergnügen.
Mein Motto lautet: "Ein Tag ohne Wandern ist ein Tag, der nicht gelebt wird"
Ich bin Holländer, aber um zu verhindern, dass Komoot mein Niederländisch mit Google Translate durcheinander bringt, gebe ich mein Bestes, um auf Deutsch zu schreiben. Deutsch zu lesen und zu verstehen ist für mich kein Problem. Ich brauche etwas Übung, um Deutsch zu sprechen.
Ich bin ein Einzelgänger, aber jeder, der einen Tag mit mir in meiner wunderschönen Umgebung wandern möchte, kann mich kontaktieren.
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Today I had a meeting in Maastricht. When I got back, I took a little walk to the P.T.F. (Parc Trois Frontieres), the Belgian bungalow park on the slope of the Vijlenerwald.
The route is simply straight ahead, past Meelenbroek, up to the Vijlenerwald, then downhill to border post 5. The PTF is there. Then a little along the Belgian border and uphill again. Back through Vijlenerwald and Holsetterbos. I went home via Holset.
The temperature was 25 degrees, high humidity. Very sweaty. It was actually too hot for me, but yeah, my legs wanted to move a bit after a full day of meetings.I wish everyone a nice evening and Sunday! 😊🙋♂️
about an hour ago
It is the 8th day with temperatures exceeding 30 degrees. A heatwave record (for the Netherlands). 🌞🥵🍻🥳🌞
This morning there was a heavy downpour at around 6 a.m., immediately afterwards I went out. My walk went to Oud-Lemiers, then uphill to Orsbach, over the Schlangenweg and further over a field road into the forest on the Schneeberg. That ends at the golf course. From there I went to Vaals to do some shopping. Back at home with fresh rolls, now breakfast with coffee.I wish everyone a wonderful heatwave record day! 😊🙋♂️
2 days ago
Last night I couldn't sleep on the balcony because of the thunderstorm and had to close the windows because of the rain. The house was far too hot and stuffy to sleep well. But that was made up for by this walk. It was wonderfully cool and fresh after the thunderstorm. I walked past Harles to Vijlen, on to the Boscafé, along the Belgian border through the Vijlenerwald and home via Vaalsbroek.
In the meantime the cloud cover has dissolved and the sun is already heating the sky considerably. Another heat wave day. It just doesn't stop. 🥵😂
I wish everyone a pleasant day! 😊🙋♂️
3 days ago
Yesterday my pc gave up because of the heat. But one night's sleep, and I've just cleaned the filter openings with the vacuum cleaner, and see, it works again.
Yesterday's rain shower was very welcome, but too short to really cool off. That's why I slept on the balcony for a few hours last night. Much too hot and stuffy in the bedroom. But that made me wake up extra early and go for a walk before the sun came up. It was still pretty cool (oke, 23 degrees) and I hiked via Vaalsbroek and Raren (Vaals) to the Vijlenerwald. Back via Holsetterbos and Holset.It's going to be a hot day again, I wish you all a wonderful day and some cooling off! 😊🙋♂️
5 days ago
Still heat wave. Cloudy, warm and stuffy. The beautiful sunrise did not show this morning, the Schneeberg had a hat made of thick clouds, behind which there was a very small strip of dawn. I took a short walk past Holset, through Holsetterbos and Vijlenerwald, back through the meadows of the Scottish highland cattle.
This is not the weather for me, but at least there was a very light breeze that brought some relief. I will not make any further efforts today. Fan, cool drink, some music, nibble and read. So I can get through the day without any problems.I wish everyone a pleasant day! 😊⛅🙋♂️
6 days ago
This morning it was already hot and stuffy when I got up. Fortunately, it was still pretty cool at 21 degrees during the walk. But by the end of this short walk it was already 26 degrees. It's going to be very sweaty today.
I hiked my house round via Lemiers via the Schneebergweg to Vaals. The supermarket opened its doors as I passed and I couldn't resist buying myself some goodies to get through this extreme heat wave weekend with delicious drinks and nibbles.I wish everyone a very nice weekend and hope that they can find a good place to cool off. 🥵🌞🙋♂️
7 days ago
And the heat wave days continue. Of course I go out early. The average speed of the walk is a bit exaggerated because my cell phone thought I was a car for the first 400 meters.
I don't march all the time. I often stop on the way to take pictures or to look around in peace. On average, that's 1/4 to sometimes 1/3 of my total walking time. However, between these stops I move forward at a steady pace.
Today I'm going via Harles into the Vijlenerwald, past the Boscafé, then along the Belgian border and back via Vaalsbroek.This morning it was nice and cool, but it got warm quickly.
I wish everyone a good day but be careful with the heat. It's going to be very hot today. 😊👍🌞🌞🌞
August 7, 2020
Today is another heat wave day, which means getting up with the sun and taking a nice early walk.
I go to Meelenbroek and then through the Wolfhager meadows into the Vijlenerwald. At the border with Gemmenich I go uphill on the Belgian side to the three-country point. Then on the German side via the Beeck tower back to Vaals. There I buy a supply of non-alcoholic beers that will come in handy in this weather. The IPA brand in particular is Yummy!
At the fishmonger's, I eat a green herring (with onions) and take back a fried fish for breakfast.
On departure it was already hot and stuffy, the night before it had barely cooled down. Fortunately, there was a light breeze.I wish everyone a pleasant day! 🙋♂️🌞🌞😊
August 6, 2020
Today a heat wave day, so an early walk.
I go past Harles to Mamelis and then up to the panoramic path of the Schneeberg. I go along and over the Schneeberg and return past the campsite.Sunny, very calm, still pretty cool. This is the best time for hiking in summer.I wish everyone a pleasant day! 😊🙋♂️🌞🌞
August 5, 2020
Today a varied hike. I start in Vaals and go through Park Bloemendal to the ring road. Then through the Wolfhager meadows and on the other side of the Gemmenicherweg to the Lourdes grotto, which is hidden on the flank of the Vaals mountain. I follow a beautiful path with panoramic views back to the border crossing on Gemmenicherweg. Then straight through the Wolfhager Wilde Wiesen into the Vijlenerwald.
In the last part I go back home through Holsetterbos and Holset.Good hiking weather, sunny, but not (yet) too hot. There will be a heat wave in the coming days and then I will start my day hike very early.I wish everyone a pleasant day! 😊🙋♂️
August 4, 2020