Hotel Chateau d'Aubry
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... dating from 1888 to 1919. The canal itself began operations in 1879 and its locks and lifts were able to accommodate vessels of up to 300 tonnes. By the 1960s, this was no longer adequate for the new European standard of 1350 tonnes for barge traffic, and a replacement was sought.
Construction of the lift commenced in 1982 and was not completed until 2002 at an estimated cost of € 160 million (then 6.4 billion ...
... the steering and looking very calm about it, and then Sasha had a lesson in steering and completed a figure of eight on her own.
John did a BBQ on the grass area, so we took the table and chairs over together with a picnic blanket so Sasha and Ella could have a bit of a run around. We hoped they wouldn’t get stung by some of the nettles that were about but they were OK. We sat out till quite late before retiring for the ...
... and just keeping important ones and a few maps.
Mons is known as the culture capital of Wallonia and next year is the culture capital of Europe. It is an old city where the ”sainted lady”, known as Lady Waudru (also known as Waltrude or Voutrud) lived. People would come to see her and healing miracles were attributed to her when she was living and after her death. When the country and Mons was being hit by a Plague she was to ...
... then David (after his run) joined us. They are an interesting couple with a good sense of humour and they were going to have a BBQ at the end of the jetty where we were moored. We were invited to join them to put our meat on with their rack of lamb. It was a very pleasant evening.
We wanted to see Mons but you had to walk back to near the Aldi to get the bus and that was half way or a taxi was €10 each way. In the end we didn’t go, which was a ...
... along to Tournai..stop for lunch at a rest area..then on to Mons. We had planned on a campsite for a couple of
nights, but the jinx had arrived and when we got to where Emily said, only a closed deserted reception awaited us. Eventually we found a board that told us it was ‘closed for renovation’ ! Back in to the van for a rethink, only to find that we have left our Camping Card directory at home..not a good ...
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