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Travel Blogs from Knokke-Heist
... it's probably good they're not in Aust because we had to go twice in our 4 day stay for their waffles and icecream, yummo.
Our biking day, took Ross, Matt, Mike and Jen along the canals and into the Netherlands to a town called Sluise, apparently quite a sight to see, really beautiful, but Helen and I spent our on a paddlesteamer to a nearby town called Damme, very lovely but still in Belgium. Really lovel scenery and a great ...
... game. Lots of laughter as it became extremely competive (imagine that), but the guys finally prevailed. Off to dinner with Chris, Priscilla, Pat & Mac. Lots of fun. Pat & Mac are from Canada. After dinner, we went to the Lounge for a violin performance by 2 females & a male piano player. They are called La Strada. Late nite snack in the Lounge with Tamas at the piano. Back to the room after another wonderful day with good new friends & old and good weather.
... now we were standing in the middle of nowhere, just on the other side of the border. The remaining kilometres seemed too far, too much. We paused to take stock of what we’d done, and then it was off again…where we were met by a marching band dressed in quasi Mountie uniforms. This was it. This was the push into Knokke-Heist. After the national anthem, we fell in behind them, and entered Knokke. Sore feet were forgotten. Sore bums and hips ...
... As we
exited the church there was a literal horde of people trying to gain entry at
the same time in an attempt to get out of the rain. Not us…time for us to
leave and get wet.
The rain didn’t last for long
and after find a temporary shelter in an alcove here and a nook and cranny
there, we were on our way again.
The last stop during the day in
Bruges was the number one rated begijnhof in Dutch or béguinage ...
... unknown. On the wall at the back of the cemetery are the names of 35,000 soldiers who have no known grave and died from August 1917 to the end of the war - a continuation of the names inscribed on the Menin Gate. We then visited the Menin Gate with the names of 54,896 missing soldiers on its walls including a Canadian, Captain W.O. de Irwin?
The Last Post is sounded here every evening at 8pm.
The tour then took us to the 'In Flanders Fields Museum'. This is not a ...
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