Scenic woods

La Madeleine, Sep; Hallerbos, Nov 24th. A roundwalk amidst a scenery of lush autumnal colours: the woods we walked through this autumn… La Madeleine (Vallée de la Vézère, Dordogne, France), Hallerbos (Flanders, Belgium)… Autumn or Indian summer in all the shades of green and brown?

 

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The volcan of San Antonio

July 28th, Fuencalientes, La Palma. Final excursion after the observational work at the Observatory of Roque de los Muchachos: the Southern tip shows the young age of the island, with volcanos emerging from the ocean after having erupted during the previous century, El Teneguia, seen from the rim of the older San Antonio volcano.

 

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El Tendal, a museum about the way of life of the Benahoaritas

July 28th, 2019, El Tendal, La Palma. First visit to a splendid exhibition which is presented in the museum of El Tendal, opposite the cave which gave its name. Love the pretty design of the panels telling about the way of life of the aboriginals, their possible origin, and the enthousiasm of the guides who speak fluently two languages. The official inauguration is expected for December this year! If you have a chance to visit, don’t miss it…

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Amidst the banana plantations, San Andrès

July 28th, 2019, San Andrès, La Palma. A day of leisure and colourful encounters during the visit of the pittoresk coastal town of San Andrès (Los Sauces) amidst the banana plantations…

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La réserve naturelle du Romelaëre

Clairmarais, April, 15-16th. Two days in the natural reserve of the Romelaëre, a bird sanctuary originating from the times that the marshes were used for the extraction of peat…

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Le Marquenterre

Baie de Somme, France, March 9th. Turbulent waters and sand-loaded winds were at play, while the birds in the reserve sought refuge, their beaks turned in the wind direction, on small banks and in the shallow lagoons.

 

 

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Pajottenland, the refurbished castle pond

Heikruis, March 3rd, 2019. We just discovered the waterpond winding through the refurbished park of Ter Rijst castle, where small families of geese and other waterbirds were feeding on its banks and taking to the water as soon as we approached…

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The “Borinage”

February 18th, 2019, La Louvière. In this central region of Belgium, most hills (or terrils) are artificially created. They are the silent witnesses of the past, i.e. the exploitation of the coal. Their slopes are covered by an exuberant vegetation while their flattened tops may offer an open view over the surroundings. Over 10 terrils may be spotted from a single site…

 

 

 

 

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