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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:


2014-01-12 - Hiking @ Meijendel

On Sunday the 12th of January we went hiking with the three of us for one of the first times. We decided to go to the Meijendel which is a coastal area near The Hague. The area is comprised of dunes and woods and is a nice place to go for a hike. In the weekends it can be a bid crowded, especially if the weather is nice like it was on the 12th. When we arrived it was less crowded than we expected and we ended up hiking about 7km without to much crowds.

Bellow are some pictures of this hike:

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 15:24

2014-02-01 - Ice skating @ Rotterdam

Last Saturday I went ice skating again. It has been a busy week at work so I decided to take it easy and go skating a little shorter than usual. I skated for about an hour and did 51 laps (20,4 km). It will probably stay busy at work for the next couple of weeks, so I'm not sure if I will make it to my goal of 100 laps anytime soon this season.


2014-01-25 - Ice skating @ Rotterdam

Today I went ice skating at schaatsbaan Rotterdam again. Last week I wasn't feeling so good so I skipped ice skating for a week. This time around I felt pretty good so I felt comfortable about achieving my goal set last time which was skating at least 75 laps (30 kilometers). I reached the 75 laps quite quickly so I decided to continue until the scheduled track maintenance started. I ended up skating 83 laps (33,2 kilometers). Hopefully next time I will reach 85 laps. My ultimate goal is to reach the 100 laps again somewhere this season.


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