Day 1; Pirna – Stadt Wehlen

As I sit here and try to think about what to write, it comes to my mind that I don’t want to write everyday “Oh, how beautiful!” or something similar. But what else is left to write when I do what I really enjoy? I just like being outside and nature in total and in specific is a beautiful masterpiece of design. I always fall into awe by exploring the plain beauty of this planet we call earth and we continously destroy recklessly day by day. But, on such a beautiful day I don’t want to sound pessimistic.

I woke up this morning and decided to stay another night at the community campground in Pirna. Nevertheless I wanted to do at least a little hiking. So I did, 18 km, not much but it’s a start. And I have another 7 days to spend so why not take it easy?! It’s around 27 degrees Celsius (around 80 Fahrenheit) and the area and the people around here are really nice. I met a guy today on the trail next to a field of canola; we chatted a bit and ate some fresh picked canola right off the field. We talked about the birds singing, the fresh smell of the air and the beauty of the landscape. With nothing on my mind I continued my way through the wild forest, open fields and alongside the Elbe river and finished in Stadt Wehlen right at the Elbe. I took public transportation back to Pirna and tomorrow is another day of hiking in the beautiful area Elbsandsteingebirge in the Sächsischen Schweiz.

Now, sitting on a bench at the campground, looking back at today I start to realize again: That’s how livin’ is done!


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