24 Oct 2011

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The weather is cool and sunny so I went with my friend to Spy which lays on the way to the Ardennes.

Here in 1886, in a cavern, two archeologists found two nearly perfect Neanderthal skeletons (man and woman) at the depth of 4.88 m (16 ft.), with numerous implements of the Mousterian type.

We thought we would walk through the beautiful woods, farmlands and then visit the cavern.





We had lunch in this nice restaurant which was called "Irish Pub"



saw nice farm houses



admired cows who smelled country air





followed the path leading to the cavern where our ancestor had lived but couldn't find it. (we were not the only once)



So we admired the still green trees despite the fact that it is almost end of october and then returned home.

19 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

I'm glad you weren't the only ones who couldn't find the cavern, Gattina, but it must have been a disappointment.
I've often heard about these Neanderthal skeletons. We learned about them in school and I've read quite a bit later.
You seem to have had a lovely day for a drive, however, and you have some lovely pictures. The field with the cows looks so lovely under that wonderful blue sky.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Sylvia K said...

Sorry you didn't find those "old" guys, but it does look as though you had a really beautiful day and you surely did get some lovely photos! So peaceful and amazingly green for this time of year! Beautiful blue skies! Hope you have a great week, Gattina!

Sylvia

Gary said...

I like hikes that start or end with a pub!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Loree said...

Even though you did not find the cavern, it looks like you still had a wonderful time.

Barb said...

A nice walk even though you missed the cavern. I like the name of the place - "Spy."

EG Wow said...

What a shame you could not find the caverns. Hmmm. Neanderthals have been in the news lately. Apparently people of European origin have 2% Neanderthal genes. They've just discovered that.

J Bar said...

Beautiful.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

eileeninmd said...

Still sounds like a great time with your friend! I enjoyed the photos, thanks for sharing.

Indrani said...

Lovely weather to tour around.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

It looks like you had a nice day in spite of not finding the cavern.

A Lady's Life said...

Caverns would have been great to see but you had a great day anyway :)

Dianne said...

A wonderful day out - no neanderthals! but lots of lovely photos.

diane b said...

Well it looked a nice walk anyway. Those cows are fat and healthy.

Carver said...

Looks like a beautiful place to explore even though you didn't find the cavern. Maybe it will give you a reason to go back and try to find it again.

ladyfi said...

That cavern would have been a great place to visit. Hope you find it next time.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

The next time I visit Belgium I hope we can visit the Ardennes region.

I just heard a program about other humans other than Neanderthals that contributed to the gene pool of modern man. We are very more complex in our genes than we ever imagined.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a wonderful day -- thank you for sharing it. It's such a good time to be outdoors and enjoy the last bit of sunshine.

Queenie said...

That's so interesting...this looks like a beautiful place to visit and walk around...love the fields of green :)
Big hugs,
Queenie

Jackie said...

A pity you could not find the cavern, do they close them up for the winter? Some can be dangerous in the wet season.
Lovely pictures of the countryside though, and as Gary says, pubs are usually good places for a meal/drink either end of the trip.