La Balade Des Gnomes
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... but in older generations it’s quite clear. I can hear the Walloon in Mr. François French, but less with his son.
We had a slice of pineapple upside-down cake and strong coffee as we talked and caught up on all our news. We also talked about the Feast of Tabernacles coming up and the challenges of getting there when one is older, and doesn’t have as much strength or stamina as before.
It was a very encouraging visit; ...
... to actually get there! However a good sense of direction and common sense prevailed as we bumped up the deeply cobbled road up the side of the hill.
Parts of it are 1000 years old and at various stages it has been controlled and added to by the French, Dutch, Germans and Belgians as Europe's borders ebbed and flowed.
More motorway - the fastest but not the most scenic, especially with all the trees with thick ...
... a maiden's prayer! On the way we went through two locks, one of which had its own tame swans; hence the photo. We handled the locks well, but it's easy to make mistakes. On one occasion I forgot to centre the steering after turning off the engine, with the result that when I started up again, I did not notice the boat hit the wall -- gently. An annoying mistake and constant discipline is ...
... expensive. After I explain that I'm on a budget, I get free shower coins. When I put my tent, I get surrounded by children. They find it very funny that I sleep in this very little tent while it's so cold at night. I'm just getting the crack with these kids, they're good fun. I regret to say that I didn't take time to visit Bastogne really well. It's such a historic town but I wanted to push on. I'll definitely find some time in the future to come ...
Friday 4th October 2013
Very important task today, it is hair washing day, all other considerations are secondary.
I would normally make myself scarce during the hair washing, drying and straightening rituals, but, today it is raining, which rather wrecks my plans for a morning ...