Minus 3 degrees Celsius and pitch dark. After a 40 minute drive, we open the car doors. There is absolute silence, except for the sounds of a big group of geese waking up. All three of us have never been at this location before, and we have no idea what to expect. It’s a surprise what we’ll see once there is daylight.
We follow a path onto open field. Soon we find a lake at our right side, and open field with some trees on our right. And there is fog, exactly what we hoped for! At our right, the sky slowly colors orange. While day light increases we explore the area. More and more details in the landscape become visible and when the sun appears at the horizon we can finally see the true beauty of this landscape.
While we watch sunrise, we stop for a picknick. Even though we are continuously moving, we get cold at these temperatures. Time for some hot chocolate with whipped cream. Sitting in the still frozen heather, these two warm up even more with some hugging. They sure know what a good hug looks like <3
By the time we head back to the car, we meet the first hikers on the field. They missed out on the beauty of early morning heather field. And on frozen body parts. Back in the car we put the heaters at full force and defrost on the way back to Groningen.