Monday, 27 February 2012

Joan's Walk - Tervuren -27th February 2012

A bright day with a chilly breeze saw a large group of walkers and two dogs meet at the lake in Tervuren Park. As we set off at a quick pace we quickly heated up. The walk took us by the Spanish House and up towards the the boundary with the Jezus Eik part of the forest. We had to go to Le Chalet Vert for coffee as Mont Blanc, Het Bootjes and La Vignette were all closed.

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Sunday, 26 February 2012

Paulette's walk in Ohain/Lasne on 24th February 2012

We all had to meet at the Auberge de la Roseraie but because of another big meeting there the car park was full and we had to go and park on route de la Marache. We climbed the little street opposite the church and followed it until we arrived at the Place de Ransbeck which under a grey and misty sky exuded a sort of mysterious charm.

Cheese everybody!

Coming back through the field we walked along the Waterloo golf course which gave Alex the opportunity to show us her swing!
A lovely litlle white farm appeared out of the mist

We were so much under the charm of the neighbourhood that we didn't see the sign "chien mechant" and ended up on private land. A good thing the dog was not outside!!!

But thanks to Christa who took over at a certain point, showing us another circuit, we arrived safely and in time to meet Sheila and her group at Miam. When we tasted the exquisite apple pie with ice cream we understood why the cafe was called Miam!

Monday, 20 February 2012

Janet’s walk in the Foret de Soignes from Dreve du Comte

On a beautiful sunny wintery afternoon 20+ of us gathered to walk in the Foret de Soignes close to Brussels.

It's a rather up and down walk, so we all felt very healthy at the end of it! We were grateful for the overnight frost which had frozen not just the ponds but also a lot of the mud, which had got quite sticky where the sun had melted it in places!

And finally - yes, this really is a picture of Daisy standing still!

Monday, 13 February 2012

Margaret's Wezembeek walk

It was a dreich day for a walk, in contrast to the bright, sunny weather of recent weeks.

However, the rain largely stayed away, everyone was glad to be out and about and the four-legged friends we made along the way seemed pleased to see us.

A helping hand to negotiate the final obstacle,

and it was time to quench our thirst with the usual refreshments, served with a smile by our favourite waiter.

Paulette's walk at the Chateau de la Hulpe on February 10th 2012

Another great walking day at the Chateau de la Hulpe which is really beautiful in all seasons.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Evelyn’s walk in the Foret de Soignes

A goodly number of us met up under the E411 for a lovely afternoon in the Foret de Soignes. It was rather a long walk - we were out for nearly 2 1/2 hours and we covered somewhere between 9 and 10km - but it was really lovely and we enjoyed the beautiful weather and scenery.

So, there are lots of snowy pictures from today's walk! Unfortunately I wasn't able to capture a picture of the herd of deer Helen & I saw running through the snow or the cute chipmunk (who surely should have been asleep?) who kept a bit of an eye on us.

If you look very very very losely at the picture on the left below, you might just spot a young deer ... it's a sort of "Walkers Where's Wally?" (hint: the fawn is not wearing a stripy jumper!)

It was a good walk for Daisy too, and she met lots of new doggy friends along the way!

Margaret took this lovely artistic photo ...

And finally ... a big thank you to Evelyn (pictured below) who led the more energetic walking group and gave us a lovely afternoon out in the snow and winter sun!

After the walk some of us repaired to Adeps for coffee ... just missing Sheila and her walkers who had left shortly before we arrived! They too had enjoyed their afternoon - but not been out quite so long as us! We were sorry that we missed meeting up with them.