Bark beetles.

Here in the Harz, especially in the National Park, we have quite some bark beetle troubles. There are just so many dead trees, because of the spruce monoculture left behind by the once sprawling mining industry in the area.

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Clausthals’ Teiche

We here in Clausthal have a load of small ponds called Teiche. Together with hundrets of kilometres of ditches and tunnels those roughly 140 ponds form the Oberharzer Water Regale, an important part of the areas mining heritage.

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Osterode from above.

We had some beautiful weather today, and so I decided to climb the tower of the St. Aegidien Market Church once more today. And the views didn’t disappoint. Only that I had my camera set to the wrong mode for a part of the journey.

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Tossens & Fedderwardersiel

People who follow me on Instagram might know that I’m currently spending some time on the North Sea coast with my family. I arrived on the train with my grandma yesterday evening, so we didn’t do much then. Today we had an awesome day on the sea though.

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Steak & Bread

Sorry for the silence. Just wasn’t inspired by anything.

So I’ve been to Zellerfeld today to pick up some blueprint paper for university. And because it was the first of May yesterday, the Bergbauernmarkt (mountain farmers market) is open again.

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My last day in the Netherlands.

After arriving in Eindhoven yesterday evening I was to tired to even have dinner. So I pretty much went strait to bed, and I stayed there until 9am.

That’s when my day of exploring officially started.

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So I went to Rotterdam (Day 4 & 5)

We had originally planned to go to Amsterdam, but we also hadn’t planned to go to Schiermonnikoog in the first place. So it was decided to spice up our trip a little more and went for Rotterdam instead.

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