Yesterday the Wandelgrrls took advantage of the fine weather and walked the NS-wandeling Elsterberg (from Rhenen to Veenendaal-West). We had planned to do just 11 kilometers but when we got to the one and only bus-stop on the route, we really didn’t feel like going home yet! So we decided to go all the way to Veenendaal-West (17,5 km in total). But first we had to take a break…
Luckily we were only a few meters from hostel Stay Okay Elst :) Although it only has a catering facility for guests, the personnel was friendly enough to give our little group a cup of coffee and some peanut cookies :)) Thumbs up for Stay Okay Elst!
And this might be a good time to give some handy information to hikers who do want to stop after 11 km and want to check bus departure times in advance (like we had wanted to but not been able to): the stop is called ‘Eikelkamp’ in Elst. But you should consider that the last part of this hike is really best: very beautiful! We even saw a small deer — unfortunately it was camera shy ;)
So we had a great afternoon. Because of last week’s rain there was one difficult part where we had to manoeuvre our way through some slush. But thankfully none of us got wet feet :) It’s a pity I cleaned my shoes this morning otherwise I could have made a picture of their horrible appearance ;)