Hike: Hoog boven de Maas

  last edited: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 21:11:10 +0200  
Second and final day in the Ardennes. Nice again, although not as spectacular as yesterday. Today's trip was called: "Hoog boven de Maas" (High above the river Meuse). I learned that tap water in Belgium (Ardennes at least) is perfectly drinkable, that temperatures above 22° C require my bald skull to wear a bandana and that two of these hikes in a row is plenty for now :-)

Let's go:

Hey, a church again. Starting point is Falmignoul this time
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Top of the world! Again..., sigh. I'm holding tightly while lookin relaxed. Behind me is the river Meuse
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Many fallen trees along the hike. Probably fell in storms. Concidering the "elephant" paths around them, they have been there for a while...
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Going down this small valley has been a pleasure
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And there's the next stop...
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Part of the hike led through the Colébi valley. That *is* the road ahead. I like...
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And, after 25km, back in my (hotel-)room with a view again. Nice. Think I'll have a beer now.
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Hike: Rotsen aan de Lesse

  last edited: Wed, 22 Aug 2018 22:46:06 +0200  
So my first day of hiking in the Ardennes has passed. It was quite hard work and therefore great. For my memory and your entertainment here's an overview. Since I don't like typing on my phone, it's mainly picture and little comment. The trip is called: Rotsen aan de Lesse (Rocks at the Lesse)

The trip started at the church in Dréhance. How Ardennian:
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Then right at the beginning a setback. Part of the hike wasn't accesable:
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But after taking a detour I reached Anseremme in the end. Time for some coffee.Image/photo

Then the first real challenge: climbing the Rocher de la Nausée. Did that.Image/photo

After coming down again I passed the castle Walzin
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Further down the Lesse valley there were small mushrooms. Lots of them.
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A second highlight. On top of La Chandelle
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And after that: Plain sailing, back to Dréhance:
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...fin...