0690 – Walk of the World


The marches start next Tuesday. Prior to the start there are two days for the registration; showing your email confirmation for  participation you get a plastic wristband, with QR-codes on it (picture below); the QR-codes contain: subscriptionnumber, distance you walk every day, and a start code. The start codes are a walking shoe and a gladiolus. The gladiolus indicates early starts (6.45am) on Tuesday and Thursday, and late starts (7.30am) at Wednesday and Friday. Pierre and I have -as walking shoe- the opposite schedule. The term “30km/20M per day” is also rather relevant: day 1 33.2KM/22.13M, day 2 33.6Km/22.4M, day 3 30.5Km/20.33M and day 4 30Km/20M. Plus each day  home-start and finish-home = 6.32Km/4.21M. In total we walk the total of the daily marches plus 4 times the return trips home-start/finish = 152.6Km/101.73M. The average distance per day (home-start-march-finish-home) is 38.15Km/25.43M.

0689 – Student housing

To kick off the week of festivities of the Walk of the World edition #103, there was a party on Saturdaynight at our neighbors. Picture: the day after… Yesterday the partyseason at the students’ accomodation next to us started. Friso Schmidt had ordered a new party tent of 3 x 3 meters, which covers the entire lounge area. There are three crates of Heineken beer visible, so there was at least a consumption of 3 x 24 bottles = 72 bottles @ 0.3 liters beer. No wonder that laughter and conversation became louder and more uncontrolled during the evening.

Although that the website of our newspaper published a picture of the festival area in Nijmegen-North (Lent). Crowded there too ♠ ♣ ♥ ♦

0688 – Walk of the World


Trainings edition #103:

T# DISTANCE Km/M /   TIME   / SPEED av. || T# DISTANCE Km/M /   TIME   / SPEED av.  

01 23.00Km/15.50M / 4h 30m / 5.11Km/h || 08 26.05Km/17.37M / 5h 06m / 5.11Km/h

02 24.20Km/16.10M / 4h 50m / 5.04Km/h || 09 35.70Km/23.80M / 5h 58m / 5.95Km/h

03 19.61Km/13.10M / 3h 53m / 5.16Km/h || 10 27.48Km/18.32M / 5h 22m / 5.12Km/h

04 26.33Km/17.56M / 5h 34m / 4.78Km/h || 11 27.64Km/18.43M / 5h 20m / 5.18Km/h

05 26.45Km/17.63M / 5h 26m / 4.81Km/h || 12 31.53Km/21.02M / 6h 20m / 4.98Km/h

06 32.59Km/21.73M / 5h 44m / 5.68Km/h || 13 30.53Km/20.35M / 6h 06m / 5.00Km/h

07 30.00Km/20.00M / 5h 40m / 5.29Km/h ||                                                                                

Total distance trainings: 360.93Km/240.62M. Average distance per training: 27.76Km/18.51MTotal time trainings: 69h 49m. Average time per training: 5h 22mAverage speed per training:  5.17Km/3.45M/h. 

  • GREEN: according daily distance marches-> 5 trainings. 
  • ORANGE: up to 5Km below daily distance marches-> 5 trainings. 
  • RED: more than 5Km below daily distance marches:->3 trainings.

0687 – Walk of the World

Walk of the World edition #103

Training #13


  • Leg 1: Home – Westbound to industrial area – Northbound towards the Crossing – Eastbound to Lent – Crossing river Waal to South bank – Berg en Dalseweg; [drinks];
  • Leg 2: Berg en Dalseweg – Berg en Dal[lunch];
  • Leg 3: Berg en Dal – Seven Hills Avenue – Groesbeek [drinks];
  • Leg 4: Groesbeek  – Westbound through woodlands – Railtrack Malden-Nijmegen – Northbound through woodlands – Nijmegen – South – busstop;
  • Leg 5: By bus (line 11) Northbound to City center South;
  • Leg 6: City center South – Home.


The app on my smartphone reports as follows:

    • 6h 06m non-stop walking
    • 30,53Km (20.35 M)
    • 39,760 steps
    • 3,097 kCal.


Vasili Petrenko conducting the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Jean Sibelius: Symphony #2. 1st movement.



Peeing in public during the Four Days Marches 2019: this is how you will be punished.

During the Vierdaagsefeesten we like to drink a nice beer. That is why we have to pee more often than usual. But, people from Nijmegen pay attention: you can literally and figuratively endure expensive peeing.

Peeback coating

It seems such an advantage if you are a man: just walk along that line in front of the toilets and pee against a wall somewhere in an alley. That happens all too often during the Four Days Marches, to the annoyance of the people of Nijmegen who remain in the piss-air when the wild-water-laver is sleeping long and wide. So the municipality has come up with something: peeback coating.

Splash back

A number of walls in the city center are provided with a peeback coating: a layer of transparent “paint”. This layer ensures that if you pee on it, everything immediately splashes back against your legs and pants. Not really nice and fresh! This peeback coating is intended as a discouragement policy for wildwaters during the Four Days Marches. Because you do not know in advance on which walls the layer has been applied, it is better that you do not pee more at all and so avoid the risk of wet pants (and a fine of 140 euros).

So that will just be waiting in line!

0684 – Walk of the World

Walk of the World edition #103

Training #12


  • Leg 1: By bus (line 99) to Grave busstation;
  • Leg 2: Grave – along river Meuse – East shore Kraaijenberg Lakes [drinks];
  • Leg 3: East shore Kraaijenberg Lakes  – Linden – Katwijk [drinks];
  • Leg 4: Katwijk – Cuyck [lunch];
  • Leg 5: Along river Meuse – St Agatha – shore river Meuse [drinks];
  • Leg 6: Shore river Meuse – Feryyhouse Oeffelt [drinks];
  • Leg 7: Feryyhouse Oeffelt – Gennep busstation;
  • Leg 8. By bus: Gennep – Home (lines 83 and 2).

The app on my smartphone reports as follows:

  • 6h 20m non-stop walking
  • 31,53Km (21.01 M)
  • 40,428 steps
  • 3,319 kCal.

0683 – Walk of the World

Walk of the World edition #103

Training #11


  • Leg 1: Home – Eastbound to Nijmegen University Campus – woodland Groesbeek [drinks];
  • Leg 2: Groesbeek woodland – Malden – Mook [lunch];
  • Leg 3: Mook – Plasmolen – Middelaar [drinks];
  • Leg 4: Middelaar – Milsbeek – river Meuse – Gennep [drinks];
  • Leg 5: By bus (line 83) Gennep – Nijmegen Center-South;
  • Leg 6: Nijmegen Center-South – Home.

The app on my smartphone reports as follows:

  • 5h 42m non-stop walking
  • 27,64Km (18.42 M)
  • 35.500 steps
  • 3,057kCal.

0682 – Solar energy (update)

Monthly report: June 2019

Figures as per 30 June 2019

  • 421.035 kW  produced;
  • € 80.00 earned;
  • 165.05 Kg CO2 emission saved;
  • equals 0.56 trees planted; total 2.41 trees.


On duty as a volunteer in the St Stephan Church: a musical intermezzo bu the organ player Ton den den Hout, Emeritus Professor at the Radboud University, Nijmegen.