Saturday, 17 December 2005

Fri., Dec. 16th ... and, our last WIC walk of '05! We assembled in the Grand Place where 6 of us braved the elements and followed Janet's lead. Our many thanks to her and all those who have taken their turns to help us enjoy so many parts of Brussesl and beyond this year.

Fri., Dec. 16th - Exploring some of Brussels hidden secrets thanks to Janet's efforts!

Monday, 12 December 2005

Monday, Dec. 12th included our walk and luncheon to follow at the Auberge de la Roserie in Ohain. The grey skies didn't dampen our spirits as we left for our morning adventure.

Mon., Dec. 12th - It was a misty morning but Sheila led us around the countryside in fine fashion! Our "thanks" to her and to all those ladies who took part in the planning of this annual event!

Mon., Dec. 12th - 20 of us enjoyed a fine meal after our Ohain walk at the comfortable Auberge. And, we always have much to discuss when we get together! Don't we ladies?

Mon., Dec. 12th - And, here are our trusty leaders! Sandy & Sheila

Mon., Dec. 12th - Inspite of the weather outside it was cozy and full of conversation inside!

Mon., Dec. 12th - Here's a toast to this festive event and yet another year of successful WIC Walks!

Saturday, 10 December 2005

Fri., Dec. 9th - Unfortunately, there were only 3 of us to enjoy a beautiful December afternoon's walk around Auderghem and the Rouge Cloitre. Our many "thanks" to Yuko for taking us through her "neighborhood"!

Fri., Dec. 9th - Just kids at heart! Our venture on the "jungle jim" gave us a great perspective and view.

Fri., Dec. 9th - Yuko served us lovely refreshments after our walk in her comfortable dining room!

Monday, 5 December 2005

Mon., Dec. 5th - A special Nature Walk in Bertem with Denzil Walton! Our many "thanks" to Denzil and to Sheila who helped make it possible for the WIC Walkers to expand our knowledge of the area in a very pleasant way! It was a treat for all who came along! Denzil has written a number of great and informative articles recently in the Bulletin Magazine of Nature walks in and around Brussels! We were so fortunate to have him point out some of the most interesting aspects of the area we visited. You can read more about him at his website:!

Dec. 5th - Denzil's 2nd stop to show an area that must be revisited in the spring to see the full beauty that the southern exposure lends to the flower and fauna there.

Dec. 5th - We shall not soon forget this scene of the contents of the owl's "dinner"! Yummy ..

Dec. 5th - over the fields and through the woods with Denzil in the lead.Did we mention the mud?

Dec. 5th - Now we know where to look for the butterflies in the spring!

Dec. 5th - Bertem walk - some of us were able to get "up close and personal" with the wildlife!

Dec. 5th - Refreshments were welcomed at Cafe D'aa Boan at the end of our walk!!!

Friday, 2 December 2005

Fri., Dec. 2nd - Sandy's walk in Auderghem with still a few patches of snow here and there. It warmed up to 8C however!

Fri., Dec. 2nd - It was still beautiful with fall colors in the foret of Auderghem!

Fri., Dec. 2nd - Refreshments followed at Au Repos des Chasseurs. It was a good afternoon for le chocolat chaud!

Tuesday, 29 November 2005

Mon., Nov. 28th - Sheila's walk in Tervuren turned out to be a lovely afternoon! Who would have thought so after the drizzly, ugly start to the day???

Mon., Nov. 28th - Through the glass front - See if you can figure it all out???

Mon., Nov. 28th - Refreshments at the Mont Blanc were indeed welcomed!

Friday, 25 November 2005

Fri., Nov. 25th - Although snow flurries were predicted we didn't see any of them! It was windy but we warmed up and enjoyed the colors of the forest.

Fri, Nov. 25th - Our "Thanks" to Denise for the very nice walk through the forest from her home in Auderghem! It was cold (3C) but invigorating ...

Tuesday, 22 November 2005

Mon., Nov. 21st - Dolphine's WIC Walk from Abbeye Aywiers in Lasne on a wintry afternoon.

Mon., Nov. 21 - Relaxing at Miam after a good 2 hour work out! Our "Thanks" to Dolphine who showed us the route!

Nov. 21 - Caught! Vyvyan with the carrot cake ... the sustenance needed to get her to Paris.

Monday, 21 November 2005

Dolphine's Mon., 21 Nov. Walk - Abbaye d'Aywiers

The WIC Walker
Hello Ladies (and accompanying pets)!

Ready for a brisk walk this coming Monday? It offers cobblestones, mud (sometimes there is hardly a way aropund..), stretches of black top with traffic, stunning views, grand residential areas, diversions - you name it, it is there! I plucked a walk out of the Lasne book, with a manageable length and decided to explore it on this glorious Friday afternoon. Good that I did, for now I might spare you the backtracking and long ways around that I engaged in myself. The description, the drawing and the names on signposts do not always agree with each other...It intersects with a walk I remember doing with Sheila, where we got a little lost: I passed the house where we asked for directions that time!

We will meet at the parking of the Abbaye d'Aywiers.
To get there from Brussels, follow the route given for the Christmas-luncheon, until you get to the Place Communal de Ohain. Here you just continue on the main road to Lasne Centre and on from there direction Genappe (the 271). After about 2 kilometers (from Lasne Centre), you find a parking space on your left, along the road, shaded by trees, at an intersection.
You can get there also by way of Plancenoit: Ring Est, exit Mont St Jean, 2nd roundabout left (N5 to Charleroi); after the traffic lights on the crossing to the Lion, you take the first left. In Plancenoit turn left on the Rue de la Bachee/Rue du Mouton; left again on the Rue d'Anogrume direction Lasne Centre; left on the Route de l'Etat dir. Lasne Centre and shortly after that the parking is on your right.

Give me a ring or an E-mail if you are coming:

tel. 023845932

In case of emergency, I shall be carrying my mobile as well, nr.: 0473 943125

Hope to see a great number of you!

Friday, 18 November 2005

Friday, Nov. 18th Bois de la Cambre Walk!

It actually got up to 9C this afternoon and with the beautiful sunshine it was a great time to be out enjoying the fall foliage in the Bois de la Cambre. Right
Cynthia and Janet??? Posted by Picasa

Monday, 14 November 2005

Mon., Nov. 14th - Our "many thanks" to Kathleen for organizing and leading us on a most enjoyable and imaginative walk through Molenbeek!!!

Nov. 14 - We all took our turns looking for selected buildings on the walking tour "scavenger hunt"!

Nov. 14 - Our group outside of Tour et Taxis. It turned into a cool but sunny and bright afternoon and a fun outing for all.

Nov. 14 - Our afternoon ended with champagne, coffee & chocolates at the Daniel Ost Experience Days at Tour & Taxis!

Friday, 11 November 2005

Nov. 11th - Veteran's Day and Sandy's walk in Boitsfort. We had a good turn out with 9 walkers and 5 doggies!

Nov. 11th - It's still a beautiful time of year to be out in the forest to enjoy the change of seasons.

Nov. 11th - We were still warm enough to enjoy some "tailgating" refreshments after the walk!

Tuesday, 8 November 2005

Mon., Nov. 7th - Sheila's walk in Tervuren!

Nov. 7th - turned out to be a beautiful afternoon in Tervuren for our walk!

Friday, 4 November 2005

Fri., Nov. 4th - Sandy's walk in Auderghem - After consulting with Max it was decided that we could continue!!!

Tuesday, 1 November 2005

Mon., Oct. 31st. - Sheila's walk in Renival was in somewhat overcast skies but still unseasonably warm which provided us a great outing!

Oct.,, 31st ... A fun and colorful walk through the beautiful countrysides of Lasne and Renival.

Our "Thanks" to Christa for providing refreshments at her lovely home following the walk! What a treat (on Halloween no less)

Thursday, 27 October 2005

Barbara Payne's Friday, Oct. 14th Boitsfort Walk


Many thanks go to Barbara for this interesting and "new" walk for the group on such a beautiful fall afternoon. We wish her well as she returns to Canberra, Australia at the end of the month! Our thanks also to Janet for the photo ... Posted by Picasa

Monday, 10 October 2005

"Thanks" to Alison for her Sept Fontaines walk on Monday, Oct. 10th! What a splendid afternoon to enjoy 20C weather in Belgium. More please!

Saturday, 8 October 2005

Fri., Oct. 7th - Sandy's Auderghem walk. The sun appeared later to brighten the edges of the forest!

Fri., Oct. 7th - Sandy's Auderghem walk. A beautiful time of year to be in the forest!

Photo from Janet's Arboretum walk of Friday, Sept. 23rd. It was great to have Anne Caprioglio back for a visit from San Diego as well as other former long time walkers!!! What a beautiful afternoon, too.