In my village, we have a small nature park next to the dikes of the river Scheldt. Vlassenbroek, named after the abundance of flax (vlas), is a nice place for a walk, and the dike is very popular on summer days. Whenever the first spring weather comes, people from the area take their bicycles and ride along the river. In recent years, the so-called Sigma plan is taking shape. To prevent water damage to the nearby streets and houses if a flood would happen, the government thought of this plan that makes it possible to store the excess of that water.
The reconstruction of the nature park had me completely confused. Since they made new paths and removed others, I wasn’t able to go along the paths I had been used to for over 20 years. One nice December day (it was probably still over 15 °C), I set out to see how they changed it.