Besides commissioned illustrations and paintings, I also enjoy doing my own projects. This waterfall is one of those own projects. This waterfall painting is made at A2 size and I created it with watercolour paints on cold pressed watercolour paper.
Overview hiking trails in the Green Heart
In September 2021, I completed the last hike from the booklet Green Heart trails of the ANWB. This booklet contains 43 round trails in the Green Heart region in the Netherlands. The booklet is no longer for sale and the hexagonal ANWB trail markings are outdated or no longer present everywhere, but the trails can still be hiked and found here and there on the internet. Therefore, I created an overview of where you can find these trails online. I also describe a top 5 of favourite hiking trails from this booklet.
Hiking in the Green Heart: Zwanburger trail – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The time has come, the very last hike from the Green Heart hikes booklet: the Zwanburger trail in Warmond in the Netherlands. I have not been able to do this trail before, during the corona crisis the foot ferry, which you use to cross the lake ‘t Joppe twice, was taken out of service. But this year (2021) it departs again and I can still do the last trail. The trail is in two parts, though, because of course something went wrong again. In short: I had missed the foot ferry, I had to wait for 45 minutes in the scorching sun for the next departure. I therefore went back a second time.
Hiking in the Green Heart: Bethlehem trail and Groene Jonker nature reserve – ⭐⭐⭐
In mid-August 2021, I have three weeks off, so that means a lot of hiking! I have already picked out several trails, including the second-to-last trail from the booklet Green Heart hikes: the Bethlehem trail. I am also very curious about the Groene Jonker nature reserve that is not far from the Bethlehem trail. I have heard great stories about it. I decide to combine the two trails. Both are around 5 km. But how do I get to the trails? That’s not easy as it is difficult to reach by public transport. Via an approach trail of approx. 3 km from Mijdrecht, I succeeded in making it a substantial hike.
Hiking in the Green Heart: Braassem trail – ⭐⭐⭐
After having hiked from A to B many times (or back to A), I am now in the mood for a round trip. I still have four trails open from the booklet Hiking in the Green Heart. I choose the Braassem trail near Roelofarendsveen and Rijnsaterwoude in the Netherlands.
Hiking in the Green Heart: Willige Langerak trail – ⭐⭐
This is the report of the hike called the Willige Langerak trail, located near Lopik in the Netherlands.
Hiking in the Green Heart: Oukoop trail, Hekendorp – ⭐⭐⭐
This is the report of the Oukoop trail, a round walk in the Green Heart near Hekendorp in the Netherlands.
Hiking in the Green Heart: Tempel trail, Reeuwijk – ⭐⭐⭐
The report of the hiking trail called Tempel trail near Reeuwijk.