Friday, I received my university diploma. I finshed my Master in Corporate Communications, cum laude!
To celebrate, my girlfriend and I decided to go for a hike in the Ardennes - High Fens region. The day before (and the night before) it had rained in the region, so everything was pretty damp on arrival. We decided to go for a 10km hike along the Hoëgne river. This strolls down very nice, through the quartsite rocks, developing rapids, pools and in general just a beautiful landscape. 10km was a bit short, but we had the opportunity to add a couple of km to the trip by doing some detours, and so we did. The hike was eventually about 14km long.
Here are some of the pics.
The river knows many forms. Sometimes developping rapids, then some pools, sometimes being shallow, then again rather deep...
At a given point, we took a detour. Dangerous access, the sign said. imokwiththat.jpg
A small trail, about 30cm across went up a steep hill, upto a vantage point looking down to the valley and the 'regular' trail
Vantage point scenery:
The other company, apart from my girlfriend ;-) (out of focus)
There was still some light left, so we decided to get in the car, drive 60km and go for a quick fossil hunt in that area (I knew there were Devonian fossil to be found at that spot) and go for another small walk in the area.
We only found two partial Spirifer brachiopodes from the local Devonian outcrop, but we had a good time! On the left you can see the actual Spirifer, on the right you see the negative.
Along the trail, we found a dead slowworm on which a beetle was feasting...
Another one of the critters
I hope you guys enjoyed the pics!