Bispingen Naturspielplatz to Wietzer Berg
Back to my normal rhythm. After a somewhat restless night, I leave the shelter shortly after 04:00. The day starts with a long stretch of forest walk. In fact, most of today's walk is through forest, fairly muggy throughout the day, with really nothing to write about. Soldau and Wietzendorf are two pretty towns and a welcome change
In soldau, there's a morning market taking place. If l wasn't so stuffed from yesterday, I'd love to try my way through all the delicious looking food. So all I am doing is strolling through the market.
As usual, going gets tougher as the day goes on. More breaks are the result. After a quick resupply in Wietzendorf, where I buy food for tomorrow (to keep the weight of my backpack down, I carry as little food as possible and won't carry food for a couple of days as initially planned to reduce the resupply stops). On the last 2 kilometers, I meet two hikers on multi-day father-daughter hike. We keep on talking for quite a while before they moved on to their hotel and I stayed on top Wietzer Berg, where I intend to spend the night. It's pretty up here on this small Heide. Fairly open and even a bit of view of the flat land around.
Tomorrow will be the last stretch through the Lüneburger Heide, where E1 partly follows the Heidschnukenweg. Around 50 percent of the time at least they did. I was expecting it to be more but I actually appreciate E1 found a good compromise between covering some of the highlights of the Heidschnukenweg while being considerably shorter.