Fascinating Altocumulus Mammatus Clouds in Belgium



I've been sifting through the endless photos from my trip to Europe and trying to organize them into various posts for your viewing pleasure. If you've been following along (and not-so-patiently waiting for more), you might remember that last year my brother and I spent 37 Days in Europe traveling by train. We started off in The Netherlands and stopped in several cities throughout Belgium, France, Spain, and Monaco, ending our trip in Italy. 

Yes, it was wonderful, but we did A LOT of walking on that vacation, and I mean 39 straight days of walking and bike riding from sunrise to well beyond sunset. I lost weight (which I rapidly gained back upon my return, surprise surprise), I sweat, my feet hurt, and there were days when I needed a vacation from the vacation...but there was no time to waste, we got up and we walked everywhere, every day. Walking has its many perks - you get to see all the little details up close and personal everywhere you go, and you also discover things you may not have found otherwise - whether it's because you get lost, or just because you're free roaming (the best!).  Don't believe me?  Check out my post about how my brother and I crossed paths with and met famous DJ Kaskade while aimlessly roaming the Museumplein in Amsterdam, and then got to see him perform live that very night - it was surreal!  
Looking back, I wouldn't have done anything differently, it brought my brother and I closer together, and it was the trip of a lifetime.  I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.  Anywho, I took so many photos of so many different things that I've had to break up my recount of the whole experience into oodles of different posts in order to thoroughly cover it all, and so as not to bombard you with a billion photos in one post.  So far I've caught you up on our experiences in the cities of Amsterdam and Ghent, here are the links to those posts:

Next up: Brugge, Belgium! I'll be back tomorrow with my first of several posts on Brugge, a city I loved so much the first time I visited (back when I was 15), that I made it a point to go back. What a city, cant wait to show you all of the fabulous architectural details that I thoroughly paparazzi'd whilst roaming the streets. In the meantime, I want to show you some of the most fascinating clouds I've ever seen (and believe me, I am always marveling at the sky). While walking through Brugge, my brother and I were overcome with awe when we looked up and saw the clouds, they looked like wispy waves rolling through the sky. The detail and definition of these clouds was something out of a painting by Bob Ross.  I'm sure these funky clouds have a name, like humulus cumulus something or other, unfortunately my brain has long since discarded such data from elementary school in an effort to make room for more pertinent information. So, I Googled cloud names and I think these look like Altocumulus Mammatus clouds.  Suffice it to say, we weren't the only ones looking up at the sky, and even though these clouds are over a year old, I have no doubt they are worthy of your admiration. Check'em out and stay tuned for more Belgian delights tomorrow....
 clouds, nature, the sky, Belgium, Europe 
clouds, nature, the sky, Belgium, Europe

clouds, nature, the sky, Belgium, Europe

clouds, nature, the sky, Belgium, Europe
clouds, nature, the sky, Belgium, Europe

clouds, nature, the sky, Belgium, Europe

clouds, nature, the sky, Belgium, Europe
(All images in this post are the original photography of Inspire Bohemia and are protected under copyright, please do not copy or reuse without written permission.)

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