15 Sep 2013 | a soft armour

Day 28. Walking with Robert van Heumen

Moving on. The strike is over but the train breaks down. Getting stuck the whole afternoon again. Arriving late in Vorey. 17.00 The wise thing to do is choose a campsite. There is one with 3 and one with 4 stars. But the mountains stare at me. I can't ...

13 Sep 2013 | a soft armour

Day 30. Walking with Fee Plumley

I almost ruined it in the end. It was 7 o' clock, Friday the 13th. Fee Plumley had asked me to notice the things that went right today. It had been a sunny day but it was getting cold and dark clouds were coming in. The farmers were still working like ...

11 Sep 2013 | a soft armour

Day 28. Walking with Robert van Heumen

Moving on. The strike is over but the train breaks down. Getting stuck the whole afternoon again. Arriving late in Vorey. 17.00 The wise thing to do is choose a campsite. There is one with 3 and one with 4 stars. But the mountains stare at me. I can't ...

10 Sep 2013 | a soft armour

Day 27. Walking with Sylvia de Hartog

The day started with a song. It was a song I knew, I could hear it somewhere in the back of my mind but I no longer knew the proper melody. Sylvia, who had given me the song to spend the day with, used to sing it a lot when she was a kid. It was her fa...

10 Sep 2013 | a soft armour

Day 27. Walking with Sylvia de Hartog

The day started with a song. It was a song I knew, I could hear it somewhere in the back of my mind but I no longer knew the proper melody. Sylvia, who had given me the song to spend the day with, used to sing it a lot when she was a kid. It was her fa...

09 Sep 2013 | a soft armour

Day 26. Walking with Amanda Young

It gets harder. The excitement of dealing with the difficulties isn't over but I am getting tired.  So much is happening every day. In the beginning the experience of spending a cold night under a raincoat in a cornfield was something I enjoyed be...

09 Sep 2013 | a soft armour

Day 26. Walking with Amanda Young

It gets harder. The excitement of dealing with the difficulties isn't over but I am getting tired.  So much is happening every day. In the beginning the experience of spending a cold night under a raincoat in a cornfield was something I enjoyed be...

08 Sep 2013 | a soft armour

Day 25. Walking with Yomayra Puentes

Today is a special day. There are two conjunctions in the sky and I will pass the two hours after sunset trying to see them. There is a conjunction of Moon and Venus, the Moon passing within about half of a degree from the planet of Venus in the early ...

08 Sep 2013 | a soft armour

Day 25. Walking with Yomayra Puentes

Today is a special day. There are two conjunctions in the sky and I will pass the two hours after sunset trying to see them. There is a conjunction of Moon and Venus, the Moon passing within about half of a degree from the planet of Venus in the early ...

08 Sep 2013 | a soft armour

Day 24. Walking with Anna Slinkers

Some days are better than others. This one seemed to be one of the others. At least it started like this.Rain. And more rain.I packed and payed. Drank some old coffee.The sweet old man charged me ridiculous prices for everything I had consumed. I under...

08 Sep 2013 | a soft armour

Day 22. Walking with Mieke en Wim Vink

My host advised my to walk a different route so I did. The GR 13 didn't pass through l 'Huis Bobin. But I did. I wasn't sure what Huis means in French. In Dutch it means house. And my dictionary told me in French it is the same. The house of Bobin.I to...

07 Sep 2013 | a soft armour

Day 24. Walking with Anna Slinkers

Some days are better than others. This one seemed to be one of the others. At least it started like this.Rain. And more rain.I packed and payed. Drank some old coffee.The sweet old man charged me ridiculous prices for everything I had consumed. I under...

05 Sep 2013 | a soft armour

Day 22. Walking with Mieke en Wim Vink

My host advised my to walk a different route so I did. The GR 13 didn't pass through l 'Huis Bobin. But I did. I wasn't sure what Huis means in French. In Dutch it means house. And my dictionary told me in French it is the same. The house of Bobin.I to...