Ibis Gent Centrum Opera
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... to move water from the drainage ditches and chanels into successively higher boezems (storage basins) until the water could then be drained into the River Lek. While the dykes kept the sea out and rivers within their banks, the land continued to need the excess water removed.
Over time, steam pumping stations were replaced by diesel till the windmills were finally replaced by ...
... it to a very cute part of town where we stopped for some lunch. What started as a cloudy, cool day has turned into sun and heat and humidity. After spending most of the lunch making eyes at a sweet cocker spaniel at the next table, we walked about two minutes down the road and came to the local belfry and a cathedral straight from a Disney movie. Honestly, it looked cruel and ruthless. And beautiful. And the further in we walked, the cuter everything became. We walked ...
... of the massive yellow autumn leaves lining the street. When we got back, Karina wasn't quite back from her errands yet, so we hung out on the couch, wifi-ing, blogging and guitaring. When she got back Darren and I went around the corner and picked up some fries and took them back to the house, where we all shared a lot of chips with a lot of delicious sauces, including a new one, which was honey-ish and tasty, then we just chilled out for a while. When it was time, we left ...
This is it, trip finally past the start line. Started in traditional fashion with a hangover & a Fat Boys breakfast. Not a lot to say about the ride down to Folkstone to catch the 11.50 train apart from I made it on time so no hanging around required. Checked in and straight onto the train, crossing as smooth as normal.
Left Calais with 120 miles to do to Brussels, turned motorways off on the Satnav so ETA 3 hours, that gave me the first ...
Wow what a full on day I've had today. Left by train from Dordrecht to Antwerp and had a busy time looking around. Missed out on the MoMu Museum as they were in between exhibitions but all along the streets were the designer label shops but unfortunately or fortunately they were closed as Belgian had a public holiday today. Went through the Rubenshuis which has so much art work from ...