Saturday, November 3, 2018

A vacation in six walks - Fifth walk - Borculo

The first week of October I got to have a free vacation by house sitting for my sister again who lives in te East of the Netherlands in a town called Zelhhem, which is in a region called Achterhoek.
During the week I went on six medium to long walks in different parts of the region. 
I cannot walk anywhere without taking pictures, so I will take you along with me vicariously by giving you a photographic impression of each walk. That means six posts of just landscapes, castles, windmills and other lovely scenery. 

I sure hope you will enjoy the view!

Fifth walk - In and around the town of Borculo

After a day of rest I was all ready to get out and move again. I chose a medium sized walk in and around the medium sized town of Borculo. Borculo has a really cute town center with some old buildings and lots of canals and (draw) bridges. It also houses a private museum all about crystals.

My walk took me outside of town too which was nice, but just like my previous walk in Zutphen I had to traverse some pretty boring areas to get anywhere nice. Oh well, so be it.

Here's an impression of Borculo:

This is the Crystal Museum. It used to be the local Town Hall.

Now I already mentioned the Crystal Museum. I have fond memories of this museum from my childhood, because my parents took me there several times when I was still very young. So for nostalgia's sake alone I had to visit it again, even though it had moved to that lovely building above and I didn't really recognize anything anymore. Except of course that crystals are pretty.


I'd say of all my walks this one was the most uncomfortable physically, because it was summery warm and I don't like to walk with warm weather. I think most people would have loved it though and it's not like I didn't enjoy myself, so don't feel too sorry for me, haha. I just prefer it cool.

Well now, we're almost done. Just one more walk to go and then it's back to business as usual. For now I wish you all a wonderful and artsy day.