Escape to the neighborhood

I was looking forward to a nice, calm and relaxed Sunday today. Our neighbors had a different idea. They have just bought the house, and the renovation is on full swing during the weekends. Now they are killing the floor and apparently some of the walls with great passion. My ears were ringing and I…

What happened in October

November is usually the depressingly boring month, when the autumn really sets in, turning everything into grey, wet and cold misery. Then the nature goes to sleep, sun does not want to rise anymore and people are getting ill and depressed. At the same time the wheels of the economy are starting to spin faster after…

Bad Luck and Shooting Stars at Les Hemmes

It was time to drag our buggy gear on the road again. Les Hemmes had been enjoying low tide for half a week already, so the beach would be as perfect as it gets. Also the forecast was promising rather nice winds. Needless to say, we were both excited to get going. We reached France…

Eisleck trail in Belgium

Finally the beautiful summer arrived to Belgium. Momentarily at least. We had a short weekend hike planned in the Ardennes. We had our minds set on the Eisleck trail, or at least a short part of it. The plan was to follow it from Houffalize to Nadrin and camp at the bivak zones close to…

The endless Les Hemmes

Friday the 13th. The day that started our long weekend of hippie beach life. Our car was packed full again, we had a special guest with us, from Waffle’s work. We had also some extra special goodies for the birthday of one of the buggiers. The car was feeling like a mammoth slumbering through the…

Hiking in Hotton

Our hiking season of this year has been opened. We explored yet another region of Belgium, being the beautiful Hotton!

Koli – How I got hooked to Hiking

This is the story of my first ever over night hiking trip. The trip, that got me hooked to this style of life. In the landscape that is so dear to Finnish people, Koli national park.

The Christmas Road Trip 2015 – Part One

The holiday season was here again. With Waffle we had a generous 10 days of free time to spend. You probably guessed already, that it was not wasted on the sofa at home. No no. Our car was fully loaded on the morning of Christmas Eve as we drove to work. Around lunch we broke free, our…

The Art of Hiking – Short Guide

Have you ever had a moment of thinking, if you would go for a hiking holiday? Did you consider and then bury the whole idea? Too much hassle and no idea where to go? Maybe you went and hated it, since your feet were completely destroyed, or maybe you had way too heavy backpack and you…

Exploring the neighborhood

I don’t know how common is the issue of not appreciating the immediate neighborhood where one happens to be living in. Me and Waffle have that issue often. We do explore around, but usually do not bother taking the camera with us, so the wonders of Rupelmonde and Oost-Vlaanderen are left undocumented. This weekend we…

The stars above

Last weekend was weird… ish. We stayed inside the Belgian borders. We did not manage even to leave from home on Friday, so we slept indoors, in our own bed. Cycled to the in-laws on Saturday, that was a 50 – 55 km tour. On not so comfy bike saddle and with minimal amount of…