Today I hiked with a friend together along one of our local rivers. I didn’t have my camera with me this time, and that was really bad because we spotted some grey herons on our way on the other side of the river, and it would have been close enough for my 300mm lens, but that just on a sidenote. I want to talk about something else in this post, we talked about the nature in and around our city and that we certainly have some cool places here in Lübeck, but we both dreamed a bit and asked ourselves how cool it would be to hike completely through Germany from the north to the south. This is one of those thoughts that follows me already since a long time, it was always one of my dreams, but I am aware that it’s very difficult to accomplish, not because of the distance, but because you need money, time and zero commitments.
When you ask people what they would do if they won way too much money for some reason, you would usually listen to them talking about their materialist wish list. Of course, I definitely have a wish list too, but there are other things that I would like to do, and that I could do with a bucket full of money. A long-distance hike for a long period of time would be one of those things, it would be a real adventure. The money would just be needed for rations and shelter, and then there would only be the pure willpower to walk this long-distance. Sometimes it’s just cool to talk about things that are not possible, and if that is daydreaming, then I do really enjoy daydreaming. Afterwards we talked about more realistic plans, and about things that happened recently, but it’s just cool if you can ponder about less serious things with your friends as well.