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... and changes the pieces on display at least once a year.
We then crossed the border into Belgium and arrived at our hotel in Kortrijk. We had a little bit of down time before we headed to Ypres and our concert and ceremony at the Menin Gate. Our hosts here are the Ypres concert band who put on a light dinner of sandwiches and a couple of beverages; beer or soft drink. Also visiting at the moment was a South African Field Band, made ...
... minute tour. The Half Maan Brewery is the only one left in the city of Brugge, quite small. They pump out some astronomical amount of beer. The old lady that was half Scottish can tell a story and rattled off plenty about the men that use to work at the brewery in the day. One story, the lads that work there get 7 beers a day plus wage. Yes 7 beers. And every Friday they would go to the pub across the road (owned by the brewery) and spend ...
... norm for brewing (instead of hops) in the Middle Ages on the left bank of the Leie River – i.e. land which was controlled by the French. Since the brewers were getting gouged by the king for taxes on the spice mix, most decided to switch to hops to avoid the tax. Gruut Brewery has revived this ancient brewing method, and I must say the results are awesome. I had 2 Bruins, and the depth of the flavor had an ...
... of so many different people from rulers to farmhands that they are a little mixing pot of sorts. It really is interesting, and, shall we say, attractive.
Of course, as always, there is so much more to write, but I have to sign off and hit the hay so I can catch an early train to Brugges tomorrow. Two days left in this great little country. I'm very excited to see what they will bring!
Enjoy the photos!
... don’t know, it is the centre fixing where the ropes go through and gets a lot of use, as with sailing short-handed, the centre line is always the one you put on first.
The festival starts at 14.00, lots of fun in the park and street theatre to see, big bands and opera later.
After lunch we went to see what was happening and it seemed strange that nothing was really happening except preparations. Someone had not read the timetable ...