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I yell you what, it makes your leg muscles work. And your ankles. No wonder people run of the beach to train.
I walked for quite a while, mostly looking out to sea, when I found a little cafe.
I went up and asked how far England was across the sea, and his response is something you'd never hear in Australia or anywhere apart from Europe.
"It's not far, you can see it on a clear ...
... sup> century painting in the room of the same chamber and it was interesting to see that the room hadn’t changed much – a few paintings were in different places and the floor was different, but otherwise it was exactly the same. Finally, for something different, we went to the Folklore Museum which was housed in eight 17th century almshouses. Each room was set-up in a different way eg as a cobblers, a classroom etc. ...
... the names of the thousands upon thousands of soldiers who were never found. There wasn’t enough space for all the names, so the Menin Gate in Ipres was built and inscribed with many thousands more.
We visited the Field Dressing Station where Canadian doctor John McCrae served, and wrote, “In Flanders Fields”. He wrote it the day after his young student was killed. John McCrae also died in the ...
Had to give Ghent a miss as time had run out. Back to Antwerp where Lotty had a lovely meal waiting for us. She has looked after us so well and is so thoughtful. Has even made lunches for us to take when we go out. She's an absolute gem.
Slept iin today. Think new needed it! Came downstairs to a typical Belgium Sunday breakfast/brunch. Can feel the clothes getting tighter!! In afternoon we went to a local park that has a ...
... much an expert on Bruges and Belgium history. So he explained everything to me as we walked around, and I got a really good feel for Bruges’ history. It's quite interesting - in the Middle Ages, Bruges was one of the richest and most important cities in Europe... until the canal silted up, thus blocking off crucial access to the sea and the trade that it brought. Brecht is also an expert on beers, so I sampled many a Belgian ...