Thursday, 22 May 2008


Having sorted out various bits and pieces through the day, we set out on an evening stroll, or so we thought. After traversing the woods between the village and the A12 motorway, we crossed into the main body of the larger forest area to the west. There is a problem, in the shape of a fence, which circles the Castle Country Park. So, in order to avoid that, we headed north. Too far. By the time the trees thinned out into heathland, we could see the high-voltage powerlines that run parallel to the main road between Arnhem and Apeldoorn - and a flock of hot-air balloons. Meaning we were about to hit the Koningsweg [King's Road] which runs to the Watchtower. In other words, 3 miles off course. Well done, natives of the land. By the time we returned to the village it was 9.30pm (sunset time). Anyway, some nice pictures, although the low light tricked me here and there.


lsfp1960 said...

Some more great pictures Guido.  The highway looks just like those here in the U.S. only there's not really a lot of cars there at the time you took the picture.  Glad to hear that the "boogy man" didn't get you two wanderers. Linda in dreary Washington

carolelainedodd said...

I'm surprised you can walk anywhere after your long bike ride yesterday.!!!
Glad you got home safe and sound.
Love the photos.
Take care Guido.
Hugs to you and your family.

mutualaide said...

It would be difficult to choose a favorite from this group, but I love the 'sky view'.  

journeyzpath said...

I really love the sky pic... what a pretty place and such a nice walk.... would love to be in one of the hot air ballons.

preciousone25 said...

Do you know that I've never walked through a forest??  We don't have them in Los Angeles... LOL!!  I mean I've hiked through what we call forests in the mountains, but they sure don't look like that!!!  Your pics are beautiful!!  I loved the balloonfest, too!!


lv2trnscrb said...

great pictures; not a bad place to get lost in


sybilsybil45 said...

Some nice photo's as always Guido...imagine loosing yourself and you rpoor Dad !! not like you ....  But I suppose if you had to be lost it was a nice place. I love to watch the hot air ballons go by. We have quite a few around here and they look so lovely in the beautiful colours. I once had the great pleaseure of being airborne in on and it is a liftime highliight.   Take care  Love  Sybil xx

lurkynat said...

Dear Guido,
your forests are so beautiful in Holland!
I envy you with those long walks there.
Sincerely, natalie

kirkbyj05 said...

I got lost in wonder just looking at your smashing photos Guido.
I really enjoyed these.  I love woodlands.  Sorry you got lost though...

lurkynat said...

very pretty Guido!

pprrrr39 said...

Love the setting sun photo, i think as you get older you appreciate nature more...... maybe you have more time......... i dont know, but i love to see flowers, electric storms,sunsets

Thanks for the great photos and glad that you made your way back ok
hugs Jayne