Monday, 21 March 2016

Paulette's walk in Alsemberg

Today as there were only 6 of us at the meeting point, I decided to do our usual walk but anti- clockwise which was a bit of a challenge knowing that 2 of our friends had to go back home early. It needed some mental gymnastic to find our bearings. Except for one tiny detour, we managed. 
It is always interesting to try a different approach, to make things more exciting. Moreover this way was less tiring because we were descending more than climbing. Again it was cold at the beginning but the exercice warmed us quickly and we finished the walk in a good frame of mind.
I recommend the pancakes at 't Pleintje. They are delicious!
We also met some lovely friends on the way :)! We certainly didn't expect to see lamas in a field but we are living in a surrealistic country aren't we!

Paulette's walk in the forĂȘt de Soignes from Overijse

It was very cold when we first began the walk but the exercice gave us energy and we felt great and warm after a while when the sun appeared. Who would think  the spring is at our door when looking at the bare trees?  

Monday, 14 March 2016

Margaret's Wezembeek walk

A nice big group on this lovely sunny day, and a new walker - welcome, Mary!  There was just room for us all round the table at the Finca.

Friday, 11 March 2016

Yuko's horse-shoe walk at Rouge-Cloitre

Thanks Yuko for sending these pictures of your lovely walk at Rouge-Cloitre.  
We started off on a nice dry path, but there was plenty of mud too!
We were amazed to see one of the big horses at the Abbey farm being fitted with new shoes by a blacksmith.  Most of us had never seen this done before.

Monday, 7 March 2016

Anne's walk in Tervuren Park

The shrubs by the lakes were beginning to show their spring colours today, and the sun shone for us.

We went on to the island to admire a new sculpture by Tom Frantzen.
It showed a group of cranes flying, and they looked just like Japanese origami paper cranes.