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Ardennes - Day 3 : Blisters with feet in them

Today we walked along a relatively large road that led to Malmedy. The weather was better than yesterday, but it still wasn't very warm. We also weren't really walking, especially Bart was limping. We arrived in Malmedy in the afternoon where we stumbled into a bar to drink some trappist beer.

 

We bought some snickers, which was good food to keep us going. Tomorrow we would take a bus and catch a train in Spa. There was a bus station in Malmedy, but of course we wanted to walk as far as possible. This night we slept on top of a hill in the forests around Malmedy. I had brought my SAS survival handbook which showed a lot of edible plants. It mentioned the bark of pine trees is edible. However, it also said that in a worst case scenario you could eat your shoe sole. We didn't try the sole, but I don't think the pine bark we ate tasted a lot better. 

For dinner we had a meal of fried rice. We were supposed to add one liter of water and then boil it for 10 minutes. We had been drinking too little the past days and today wasn't an exception. We were out of water, but still had some orange juice. We decided to boil the rice in that. It actually didn't taste bad.