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.


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.


Backyard Graafseweg 219, Nijmegen,

Wednesday 26 June 2016:


0637 – Walk of the World

Walk of the World edition #103

Training #4


  • Leg 1: Home – Polder of Ooij – Ooij [coffee break]
  • Leg 2: Ooij – Kekerdom [sanitary stop & drinks}
  • Leg 3: Kekerdom – Millingen [lunch]
  • Leg 4: Millingen to bus stop
  • Leg 5: Millingen to Nimwegen by bus 80
  • Leg 6: bus stop at Emperor Charles Sq. to home

The app on my smartphone reports as follows:

  • 5h34 minutes non-stop walking
  • 26.33 Km  (17.56M)
  • 34,283 steps
  • 2,555 kCal.

0606 – Walk of the World

Walk of the World edition #103

Training #2

Subscription for the 103rd edition of the Walk of the World started 4th of February. Not without problems. Because there are 47,000 start permits to get. The server was open for on-line subscription from midnight, but hundreds of participants were eager to be the first to log in. So, within 30 minutes the server was out of order. Also because the organising committee had introduced a new phenomenon: your subscrip-tion is complete when we have received your payment (€84 / £74 / CA$126). But at night the servers of the financial institutions are busy anyway, and now there came on-line payments troubling the systems. So, when you were lucky your payment (and so your subscription) came through, but e.g. Pierre’s payment was a problem. But after a while, in the evening of that Monday, we both had our subscriptions. And, because we finished both the last edition of the Walk of the World, we are sure to get the start permit.

Today was the first training day in 2019. With a fresh 4 Celsius, but a blue sky and a lot of sun, we took an easy itinerary:

  • Leg 1: Home – via the center to Nijmegen East
  • Leg 2: South bound to Berg en Dal [drinks]
  • Leg 3: the Seven Hills way to Groesbeek drinks]
  • Leg 4: North bound to Nijmegen South – home.

The app on my smartphone reports as follows:

  • 290 minutes non-stop walking
  • 24.2 Km  (16.1M)
  • 31,152 steps
  • 1,968 kCal.



Prayerbook of Mary of Gelre

The exhibition revisited: the first time with my sister on 23 December, the second time with our friend Bart de Boer from Amsterdam.

0282 – Walk of the World


We follow the track of the water supply for the Roman Legions in Nimwegen (Latin: Noviomagus). The itinerary starts at the water sources in Berg en Dal, follows the track of the former aquaduct to the camp of the famous 10th Legion, which had served under Julius Caesar. The video shows the pictures that I took, with some relevant nformation between the images.



2016/11/19 – Inhabitant Nijmegen has go to jail for fraud with fictitious employees gay bar


A former gay bar entrepreneur from Nijmegen has been sentenced last Friday to a prison sentence of 18 months, 6 of which were suspended, for defrauding four payroll companies and 29 individuals. The 28-year-old man announced in 2014 plans to revive a gay bar in Nijmegen new life. Soon a payroll company – a kind of employment agency that the financial burden of staff takes on – from Deventer laid out contacts. He had the company pay for two employees, his partner and a friend, but the company gave them the money back. Then he tried three other payroll companies also to get so far as to pay his fictitious employees. The bar never opened.
In July 2015 he discovered a new source of income. He roamed the website “Marketplace” now and made contact with people who were looking for something. Concert Tickets, a television, a part of a car he would deliver it. He cashed the purchase price or a deposit and then gave not home. The judge ruled that he has acted intentionally and refined. In addition to a prison sentence he must pay damages totaling 18,000 euros (£ 15,500).