Little islands of sunshine – everybody needs them for a brief escape. A rich and tasteful espresso, a secretely devoured bar of chocolate. Maybe two hours of sailing, AC/DC’s Thunderstruck on maximum volume, the list could go on forever. One of my little islands is a small, short trail near my house. This has become my favourite trail, despite – or maybe because – of its simplicity. Beautiful new life in spring, lush green in summer, the magic of colourful leaves in autumn, peaceful quiet and no soul in sight in winter.
There certainly are millions of reason to get onto your personal island of sunshine, and I won’t even start thinking about listing some of them. This little favourite trail eases my mind, calms me down. I know every turn, have walked along it every season. With the mountainbike I have raced along its narrow path, I love being there. On my own, of course.
Pictures of my favourite trail
There is nothing else to say, really. Below you can find some more pictures to give you an impression of what my favourite trail looks like (and a video right at the end). And even though I guess it might not strike a chord with you – it will remain one of my little islands. What about you, what are your islands of sunshine and happiness? I’d love to know, and if you don’t want to comment here in public, simply send me an e-mail.
Is this the most boring video in the web?
Right next to my short, yet favourite trail runs a tiny stream. It feeds into the moor and somehow, miraculously, emerges again on the other side of the moor to continue its journey. Here is a very short video of what it looks like – and beware: the intention of this video is to make you fall asleep, not get you ready for an outrageous party.