Travel Blogs from Nieuwpoort
... since found out that it is the most visited grave by school kids from England on the Western Front. It was then onto the Yorkshire Trench & Dugout which had been re-discovered during some canal works in 1998. During excavation hundreds of remains and artifacts were discovered. It seems wherever you dig around here you'd find the same. The Passchendaele Museum and Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial were next. Tyne Cot is the largest burial cemetery in the world with nearly ...
Belgium is a favourite so far! The town is beautiful - feels like we're in a storybook. Poppies are everywhere. There is evidence all over town of John McCrae's poem. Today we had a few hours of free time so Josh and I took in the Flander's Field Museum and sought out some Belgian chocolate - so good! The museum was fantastic - provided the stories of many nations and individuals involved in the war effort. ...
... 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 ...
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