Upper Lesse, belgium

Some pictures of us paddling the Lesse river, Belgian Ardennes, January 25th, 2009.

The temperature was close to freezing, with nice ice-waterfalls on both of the hillsides that we paddled in between. Good company, good fun!

Wilko

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Me playing in a small hole. I was quite careful not to flip, though! :-)
Running one of the many ripples on the Lesse that pretend to be rapids.
Klara in front of the typical Belgian sign indicating that this is an official paddling put in.
Michiel Roos coming down a rapid on the Lesse.
Steven de Rooij paddling one of the biggest rapids on the Lesse.
Typical Lesse scenery, paddling through the forest.
Klara boofing the "Golden Ball" rapid, as some of our Belgian paddling buddies call this rapid.
Stijn trying to do the same.
Klara enjoying the Lesse.
Michiel taking it easy.
Steven, Michiel and Klara.
Rolph Heesakkers
Steven in my Salto, paddling with a red blade that says "Stud"!
Good company, a good water level and even the sun came out. What more do you want? :-)
A nice day on the water.<
The whole group that joined us that day.
Me surfing.

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