Yesterday evening I realized that I made a mistake by staying at camping stadspark Groningen. There were a lot of different people. Most of them liked to party, especially the students who came back at around 5 in the morning! Opening the doors of their car and closing them violently, a lot of people woke up. I can only recommend this camping to people who wants to party, but nothing else.
The only advantage was that I woke up very early! I was on the trail again this morning at 5:50. The temperature was actually a bit cold but after 15 minutes I was getting warm again. In my experience it is better to start a bit cold, you will walk yourself warm quite fast.
The first part was to get out of Groningen which seems to me a very good plan after a bad nights sleep. It is not a very beautiful part of the trail. There is a lot of asfalt that you have to walk on. After the place Haren it got better. The trail went through a forrest and for the first time I could use my walking sticks! Perhaps you look a bit silly with them but it really helps to put less pressure on your knees, which is good 🙂
Had a small break at a camping with an icecream. In the next town was a small market where I got some vietnamese food.
Today I walked a bit more then 24 km and I feel reasonable now. For sure I can feel my feet and a number of muscles but it is allright. The rest of the day will be easy and it seems that the camping I am now is a lot more quiet.
Tomorrow is gonna a beautiful day on the trail! Walking through the whole of the Drentse AA, which is a national landscape/parc.