The snow is gone for now and although I’m definitely not ready for a new warm season, this little break filled with sunlight feeds our souls. We had up to 10*C without any wind which felt super soothing.
Insert my ‘Rock Mania’ 🙂
The earth is still frozen in many places, but that doesn’t take away the fun of looking for nice stones or finding traces of old mines. As long as there is no snow covering the earth, there is a lot to see. A bit surprising were some forest roads that were still covered in ice and frozen snow, making us slide in all directions – including a few perilous moments. We sometimes consider which car to take, looking at the pros and cons of each one. I have a Peugeot partner with winter tires that have spikes and I think it’s doing great for being an older car but recently I had a warning about the brakes so it’s waiting at the mechanic to be checked. Joeri’s car is more modern (I don’t like that- if my car breaks down, I have to get an oldtimer because I dislike all the modern bleeps and stuff), he had better heating, his windows warm up and remove fog and ice within minutes and he has 4×4- but no spikes because normally we drive his car to Belgium or abroad as spikes are not allowed anywhere on our route to Belgium. But I’d love to test our cars to see the differences. Joeri’s car slips more often but normally the 4×4 quickly takes over. But I’m pretty sure my car wouldn’t just slide down a hill as his did. Perhaps, if there is another corona winter without travel, we have to consider 4×4+ spikes, just to be prepared for any crazy plan 🙂