After a two-month break, I continued with the long-distance trail the Trekvogelpad (Migration birds trail) at the end of February 2021. Via a small detour through Zaanse Schans, I pick up the official trail just outside Wormer. After this I follow the trail through the Engewormer polder, the Jagersveld and the Oostzanerveld to the Twiske nature reserve and recreational area. Halfway through the Twiske, I stop my hike and take the bus back home from Den Ilp.
This time, the hike of the Great rivers trails starts in Ammerstol and continues along the Lek to Schoonhoven. I make an extra detour through the historic city centre of Schoonhoven and then take the ferry to the other side of the Lek. Finally, I walk along the still intact city ramparts of Nieuwpoort.
Today, I reach the Rottemeren via the Great rivers trail in the Netherlands. I start my hike in Zevenhuizen and walk towards the Rottemeren and the Rotte, then I go through the Hoge and Lage Bergse woods. At my destination in Hillegersberg Rotterdam, I have completed Variants A and B of the Great rivers trail in two circles.
Building on the flaming heart painting of FC Twente, I worked for a client on the Ajax logo, also with a flaming heart. The design is composed of several things. The background has the colours of the Ajax-flag, the logo itself is a combination of the old and new logo, three championship stars have been added above the logo and all Dutch and European titles have been added.
This hike on the Great rivers trail goes from Kinderdijk to the Loetbos near Lekkerkerk in the Netherlands. I start in Alblasserdam at the windmills of Kinderdijk, then go to Krimpen aan de Lek. I make an extra round trip to the Bakkerswaal duck decoy, go through the Krimpenerwaard and the Krimpenerhout. I end up in the Loetbos.