OMG people, it's been a while since my last post but what the heck did we have a micro winter here in the Netherlands. The prediction of snow was correct, that's not the strongest point of the Dutch weather authorities, predicting the weather correctly but it has been 2 weeks af snow and ice :D
I started out camping in the woods in my VW california camper van!
Here a before and after picture! The snow came overnight so i couldn't do a timelaps.
It wasn't that cold the first two nights because of the snow clouds! The temperature doesn't drop that hard because of the clouds but after the second day it was a clear sky at night an temperatures dropt to about minus 15 Celsius. There was a lot of wind so it felt much colder!
National park Planken Wambuis!
The first morning i took a hiking route trough national Park Planken Wambuis, that's part of the bigger nature reserve called The "Hoge Veluwe"! I have never been here before so i went on a early hike. Didn't know how many people i could encounter so I started early.
I was lucky because of all the snow a few highways were closed down because of ice-forming and snow banks du to the winds!
About 30 minutes in to the hike i saw something move in the forest, try focusing my camera on it but the bush was to dense to see clearly.
But the movement got closer and all of a sudden this beautiful animal crosses the hiking path!
I slowly walked on and looked in to the bush if i could spot the animal again. When i saw his tracks where he crossed te path i looked in the bush and there he was, standing stil and looking if i spotted him. That was so cool to see. A magical encounter and his just 30 minutes in my hike.
It was a difficult spot to focus on the animal because there are so many trees but i got lucky he didn't run away for a couple of seconds.