Travel Blogs from Nieuwpoort
... from the fire brigade playing the last post to remember the commonwealth soldiers that passed through the gate on their way to the Western Front with thousands never to return. The people of Belgium hold Australians in very high regard and everywhere you go they make you feel welcome.
Tonight we stayed in Lille, France and we are off to explore the WW1 memorials in the morning.
... and storage until Weymouth next July. We somehow have to get all our sails back to Australia as well. We will be packing up too. Daryl and I bought all our tickets from Oostende to Calais today - we have to be at Oostende before the train at 9:12 with all our suitcases, personal sailing gear and souvenirs! We have one change at Lille Flandres then arrive in Calais by 12:56. That should be in time for getting to the ferry and ...
... 5 in the first two races. Unfortunately, Liam and Nate have not done so well, 12 then in the 50's - Liam will be very disappointed with that but if they get all the races it will be a dropped score. Hopefully they can pick up and get a better place in the third race. They will finish today after the third so even if they don't do so well today there are still hopefully 9 more races! It's warm in the marquee but the wind is going strong which is good. Au revoir for now, ...
... saw a young girl openly smoking - she would have been 12 or 13. There may be an age limit but she was ignoring it! I guess that's not unusual though! The other thing is the dogs. Some of them are treated like babies. We saw a woman carrying a tiny puppy and pushing the other three small dogs in a pusher around the market. There are baskets on bikes with a wire lid to keep the dog from jumping out. I even saw an enclosed trolley to hook onto the back ...
... okay. Amanda and I then went and found a cool shady spot in from top the club on a nice green patch of slightly damp grass. We were not allowed to go into the club's kitchen tea room and we didn't feel right sitting in the restaurant upstairs. It was very pleasant there for an hour and we could get Internet access. The boys went off with the team for their afternoon training. We had a few people go past and then a woman ...
Other places to stay in Nieuwpoort
Albert I laan 141, Nieuwpoort | 3 star hotelfrom $169
Albert I - laan 74, Nieuwpoort | Hotelfrom $128
Hoek Zeedijk - Goethalsstraat 1, Nieuwpoort | Hotelfrom $119
Marktstraat 28, Nieuwpoort | Hotelfrom $121
Albert 1 Laan 159, Nieuwpoort | Hotelfrom $121
Hoogstraat 4, Nieuwpoort | Hotelfrom $79