After yesterdays long walk I decided to do only a short one today to Freiburg. I passed a place along the canal where a woman got killed some days ago. Lots of people brought flowers and put them around a tree. It looked like a fresh decorated grave. But everything was covered in white because of the heavy snowfall during the last days.
In Freiburg I talked to a man who sleeps down at the river every day. He just got up when I passed his sleeping place. He told me that he could easily afford to rent a flat. But he preferes to sleep in the nature where he can hear the murmuring stream beside his bed. This I can perfectly understand. I have a sleeping bag and a bivac bag with me as well. But even though I have the warmest sleeping bag I could possibly have, I am freezing as soon as the temperature falls below minus 4 degrees. This January is the coldest in 30 years. It is always below minus 4. That is why I slept in hotels so far.