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January 17th 2022

The sun is shining – in the blue sky, but also behind the clouds!

Today is the day that has been named Blue Monday. This indication is somewhat negative: it could be possible that the implementation of all “good intentions” made at the start of January has failed, that nice features as holidays and other leisure options seem far away…

I myself have a more positive attitude: the sun is always shining, no matter what and regardless of the amount of clouds floating in front of it. This is my experience over and over again during my hikes which in the past year have been limited to the Netherlands due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I hope ‘though that I will be able to travel to and in the Alps to continue my journey on the Via Alpina!

Impressions of the sun without clouds, with or behind the clouds in the Low Countries around the year: