Travel Blogs from Bredene
Rain or drizzle all day, 13-18deg, 40km, av. 14km/hr, tot. 1291km. Awoke to the pitter patter of rain on the windows, but seeing we've got a stopover it doesn't matter. Time to just lounge around in bed and wait for a 8am breakfast. We are staying in our first B&B, an old converted three story mansion about 800m from the city centre. It's decked out beautifully, no expense spared, and our room is quite large. No soccer hooligan in this neighbourhood. Peter, who owns and ...
... was presented in a very interactive way. I read a little sign in one of the town centres that spoke of the devastation to Belgium and it's people during WWI. In 1915, over 5,000 Belgians fled to France for safety from the Germans. In 1919, only 500 returned and of those 79 left as they couldn't handle what they had returned to - their beautiful village had been levelled. We visited Hill 62 today - wow. Josh ...
... up for the day on chocolate overdose, M chicken - very nice all round.
We made good progress to Ieper in 45 mins and checked into our small but tidy camping ground which has 24 camper sites.
We drove over to Menen a 20min drive from Ieper to catch up with Emily, Bjorn and Millou who is just delightful and will be 2 in September.
They have been in their home for 5 years and Bjorn has spent the last ...
... in. This shop was not as fancy as the other shops and felt more like a real family run business. The chocolates looked delicious and we decided to buy from there. We could have picked up a mixed box that was already prepared, but the owner said he was happy to make us a box without coconut ones (since we indicated we didn’t like those) if we wanted to come back tomorrow. We thought that was great and continued on. The windmills were neat and it was nice to be able to get ...
... happy with our Third
Eye mirrors, L.L. Bean tent, Thermarest campmats and all our bike
equipment. I guess after 6 bicycle tour we have been able to distill
(Ops, thinking about the brewery later today) what works and doesn't.
It's always a adventure to get
groceries. So many new foods, cheeses and wine to try. Having two
meals at the tent holds down our costs and these trips over to
Europe, minus the airfare, costs us ...