Last day of August and temperatures are again soaring to unexpected heights. I manage to convince Evert and Glen to join me on another trip on and along the Dommel river: i.c. the classical descent from Neerpelt (B) to the Venberg water mill (NL), followed by a return hike through the woods, heath and wetlands of the Malpie, Plateaux and Hageven nature reserves.
The entire trip is a bit over 30 km and takes us approximately 7.5 hours to complete, including a one hour lunch break. Even though the summer has been warm and dry, the water of the river is surprisingly clear and cool, and the flow is quite good.