I took too many damn photos to squeeze into one article, so until I get better at selecting, this day will be split in two articles.
On the weekend of the 6th week of 2020 I had some small plans; I wanted to get some walking in on Saturday at the High Fens and a little visit to Aachen on Sunday to do some locality-specific shopping. Storm Ciara was predicted to hit that same weekend, in other words a great time to go hiking. Fortunately the storm wasn’t really forecast to hit until Sunday afternoon, so no need for a change of plan.
A few weeks ago I walked from Eupen (Belgium) to Monschau (Germany) in a more or less straight line across the Getzbach, keeping north of the Monschauer Strasse, which is a main road cutting through the nature reserve between those cities. This time I went less far east and kept south of the Monschauer Strasse to the Signal de Botrange, but somewhere along the way I took a wrong turn and …
Starting position was again Eupen, the largest German-speaking city in Belgium.
Some creative architecture. The house in the last of the following three photos is for sale by the way, hit me up if you want the real estate agent’s number :wink:.
Came across a small dam with the most alluring foamy water, but sadly bathing was not permitted :sad:.
Hilltal, the Hill valley.
Bonus: a quick video.
Upcoming article: the second leg of the hike, down south from the Hilltal to the Signal de Botrange.