I got up and showered, and Mode soon got up and we both went over to the semi-close supermarket called Coop (coop? co-op? pronunciation questionable). Got some food and stuff for hiking. Came back and had a bit of breakfast and then set out into the cloudy day. It had been slightly showering here and there, but that wasn’t going to stop us from hiking.
The path we set out on was what I like to call Heidi Klum. Actually it was called Hardy Klum or something. So we hiked up Heidi Klum. It was a long hike, and I think I took it better than Mode did. I was always a few couples of steps ahead of him. But he made it, and we progressed our way up the mountain stopping at various points to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery. The day got sunnier as it went along. We saw black slugs, butterflies, nature, and all sorts of stuff. At one stop there was a nice shack with tons upon tons of graffiti in it. One of them said that this couple got engaged there, which was cute. Mode and I left our small marks, and continued up. There was a field of flowers that reminded me a LOT of Sound of Music, except it was at an extreme angle. So I had to do the Julie Andrews dance while Mode took a picture. Finally we got to the top and there was a lovely restaurant there just waiting for us. Expensive, but so worth it, and had a large meatloaf hearty meal, accompanied by a well earned large beer and followed by dessert. Mode had a treasure box ice cream thing, and got a terydactyl toy thing in the secret compartment at the bottom! Awesomeness. After filling up I had to go down the slide at the nearby childrens’ playground. It was exciting for about 3 seconds and then slowed down to a stop because of the rain on the slide. Psh. Oh well.
Took the tram down and rested back at the hostel. Mode took a nap. I worked on the journal, read some Moby Dick, and since I didn’t think Mode would be up for a while I left a note and took a really nice walk. I went down along the length of the river to the big lake at the mouth, and then crossed a railroad bridge to come back along the opposite side. Along the way I saw a lot of slugs, some cute girls, and a couple that was holding hands while bike riding. It was very relaxing.
After I got back Mode was up, and we were ready to make the extra pasta that I had kept in my bag since Brugge. We used the kitchen at the hostel and had an amazing dinner. Then we sat out in the patio chilling with people and talking about music. It got late and we went to bed.