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Saturday, May 22, 2010
Finally some good weather after 3 weeks of cold, rain and very depressive weather. Even Elgar got in a bad mood but today.....he had a big smile on his face.

Good to know:
Distance: 8 kms
Rate: easy
Map (incl. elevation information): Wahlwiller
GPS-track available for download: yes

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You can either park your car at the parkinglot of the village or park your car at Viva Lanterne Restaurant but only if you take breakfast there first, of course!


The walk itself will provide you with lots of scenery and is very easy going. Only after about 1,5 km the path

Elgar the Moose • 05:22 PM • Filed under: Walks • (0) CommentsPermalink

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Sunday, April 25, 2010
It has been a long time, too long actually, that we did a serious walk again. Together with my colleague Eef, I went for a walk of 16.9 km which starts in Wahlwiller. The walk is nr. 77 of one of my favorite websites called Wandelgids Zuidlimburg

Good to know:
Distance: 16.9 kms
Rate: easy (in the beginning only going upwards)
Map (incl. elevation information): Wahlwiller-Vijlen
GPS-track available for download: yes

As always photo's can be enlarged by clicking on them.

BUT...before we head off for this walk we go to the cafe/restaurant Viva Lanterne for........our breakfast. This is also the startpoint of this walk by the way. You have to make a reservation upfront but then you will be rewarded with a splendid breakfast with strawberry smoothie, orange juice, all kinds of breads, jam, cheese, eggs, oh well too much to name it and certainly too much to eat it all.
After having consumed our breakfast we get our stuff together and take off from the parkinglot of this cafe/restaurant. The sun just popped out behind the clouds and it was rather warm......mmh...was it a good idea to do this particular walk with not much shade?.............. the scenery is however stunning.


In good spirit we just continue our walk and finally

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Saturday, March 06, 2010
Although we are real 'nature'-persons we once in a while tend to visit a city for just a few days. This time we went to Paris and we have to admit it is a great city with lots to see and do and also..... a lot of people smile. It is such a big city that you just can't see everything in 3,5 days so here a just a few highlights of our visit.

We visited the Notre Dame and The Louvre. This museum is so huge you really need to make choices what you want to see. Elgar only was interested in the glass pyramids which form the entrance to this museum.


And what is visiting Paris without

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Saturday, January 16, 2010
Today I went for a hike with my colleague Eef from work. We opted for the Brunssummerheide which is nearby. Completely dressed up for this winterwalk we headed off only to discover 15 minutes later that we were somehow lost as we were unable to follow the track instructions as all tracks were covered in snow and thus not visible for us. Damn. So then we decided to just follow our instinct and to find the restaurant, which should be halfway this track, on our own.

And.....we made it to the Restaurant Schieversheide in about one hour and 15 minutes. Hot chocolate was our reward. We grabbed ourself a booklet with available walks and map of the area and opted for the darkgreen route........but ......we could not find a darkgreen colored signpost, only a blue and yellow and light green one. Oh well, we managed to get here, so we will manage to get back to the parking lot...won't we?


We are able to pick up the darkgreen track after about 20 minutes and are definitely on our way back. Unless you oversee a signpost somewhere and end up at a spot we had been 1,5 hours ago. Duh.........


Somehow we make it back to the parking lot afterall. We have been walking for almost 3 hours on snow covered grounds (instead of the 2 hours we anticipated). But....a great walk full with creativity, LOL.
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