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March 2014: hiking @ De Rotte

In March I did two short hikes near the river "De Rotte". The first time was on fourth of March, the second time was on the 25th. Both times I hiked between 5 and 7 kilometers. I knew the river Rotte from previous ice skating trips, but I didn't really go hiking here before. It's a pretty nice place with trails along the river as well as through some wooded area's in the vicinity.

Bellow are some pictures and a GPS track log:

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Last Updated on Saturday, 03 May 2014 07:06

2014-03-01 - Hiking @ National Park De Groote Peel

On Saturday the first of March we had to go to Limburg, a province in the south east of The Netherlands. On the way back we decided to stop at National Park De Groote Peel. It is a heath land where formerly peat was cut. Today it is a bird-rich area, ideally suited for walkers to enjoy their natural surroundings. It has a marsh and also various wooded areas making it a divers place to hike. We had never visited this National Park before, because it is a bit far from home but we liked it a lot. If we are in the vicinity again in the future we will definitely pay it another visit.

Bellow are some pictures and a GPS track log of this 6+ km hike:

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Last Updated on Saturday, 19 April 2014 11:18

2014-02-02 - Hiking @ Het Weegje

On Sunday the second of February we went hiking at Het Weegje, a small park with a lake near our home. The weather was pretty nice (more spring then winter) so we decided to do a slightly different route than we usually do here. Along the way we saw various water birds such as the swan, the Eurasian Wigeon, and the Great Crested Grebe who were fishing. We even caught one on camera carrying a fish! We hiked somewhere around 5,8 kilometers on this nice winter day.

Bellow are some pictures and a GPS track log:

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2014-01-24 - Hiking @ Goeree Overflakkee

On Friday the 24th of January we went hiking together on Goeree Overflakkee which is a peninsula in our province. We didn't hike here before but thanks to Roots Magazine this part of Zuid-Holland was brought to our attention. The hike started out at a small harbor close to the sea. From there it went through the dunes after which we eventually ended up on the beach from where we hiked back to our starting point. The entire hike was about 6,3 kilometers across diverse terrain. The weather was very good with clear visibility so we enjoyed the environment around us very much. We ended up spotting a Barnacle Goose, a Canada Goose, a Common Merganser, a Tufted Duck, and a Common Pochard. We had a great day hiking at this new location and we plan on going back there again in the future.

Bellow you'll find some pictures and the GPS track log:

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2014-01-18 - Hiking @ Hitland

In January we went hiking in Hitland a couple of times, one of those times was Saturday the 18th of January. The weather here in The Netherlands is very warm for this time of year, so instead of ice skating we plan to go hiking regularly. During our visits to Hitland we saw various types of birds. The most notable one was the Great Egret also known as the White Heron. Although the Grey Heron is very common in The Netherlands the White Heron is seen here less often (although it is not rare). We didn't spot the White Heron before in Hitland, but this year we've seen a few of them on several different occasions. It is nice to see that the diversity of birds is increasing in Hitland. Other birds we saw this year include the Gadwell, the Common Pochard and the Red-crested Pochard.

Bellow are some pictures of the 18th:


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