Jul 23, 2014

Lion dam (or den?)

The arrow pointed to this dam.

But by the time we got there it was spitting more rain.

Both the Vesdre (above) and the Gileppe (below)
pool water at the perimeter of the plateau
on top of which the Hautes Fagnes lie
That motivated us to drive to the Gilippe instead.

Not that we avoided getting drenched:
It started pouring down even harder than before.

Can you see the giant lion?
Still, we got a pretty good photo of the lion on top.

That's one huge cat.

Streams running off the High Fens
are the source of the reservoirs,
which provide drinking water
and energy in the valley below.
Between the valley and the plateau he has plenty of room to roam!

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