The National Red Cross Blossom Walk 2009. 
The Blossom walk is every year in April and you start at the local fruit auction building in Geldermalsen. This Year the event was held for the 17th time and I did walk it for the 5th time. Just like last year I waited for the weather forecast for the walking day, and it looked very good so I decided to go. Because of the perfect weather, sunny but not to hot for walking, around 17 °C, where there 29.600 walkers. Again a new record for the organisation, in 2007 they had already 25.420 walkers, in 2008 there where 27.343 participants and this time even more. Last year they added a second route made for the Nordic Walkers, this year they added another route so the Nordic Walkers good choose now for 9, 16 or 22 Km. When your are walking, the route brings you through fields off apple and pear trees who are full in blossom, and it also brings you over a pontoon-bridge made specially for this event by the Dutch army over the river the Linge. This walk is half over paved road and half over path through fruit orchards. The distance you can choose for this one day event are 8, 15, 25 or 40 km and off course the three routes for Nordic Walking over a distance of 9, 16 or 22 Km. When you on your way there are a couple rest points where you can get refreshments and listen to music. I had good fun this year walking but for me was this the last time for the moment, and that's because its getting to busy on the routes. But for someone who's reading this and want to walk this event, you can come to the Netherlands and walk this on the 18th of April 2015.
A mill next to the river Linge in 2003. The same Mill with flags on his blades on the Linge in 2003. Also in 2007 the mill is still standing there. A other mill during the Blossomwalk 2007. A stork on his nest in 2007. Blooming fruittrees in 2007. The apple breed Karina, Picture taken for a friend of me with the same name. Also in 2008 the strok was there on his nest. There is the mill again, its now 2008. In 2008 I walk this together with Karina. This walk is named after the blooming fruittrees where you walk through, 2009. You can see the walkers in the distance on a pontoon bridge. A small change in the route of 2009, a good change. The river Linge, a mill and blooming fruittrees, That is the blossomwalk.
This is whet you see during the Blossomwalk.
Info Blossom walk you here www.rodekruisbloesemtocht.nl
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geüpdate op 12 Januari '15
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