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Travel Blogs from Rochefort
... typical. We made the best of a bad situation, did laundry, sent some post, ate and found a campsite. That night we setteled down to plan a better route across Luxembourg and Germany to avoid the frustrations of the last few days, whilst doing so we found beer cures somber down beat moods and came up with out new motto... when in (X) where X is replaced by the country we are in, this allows us to justify any amount of alcohol.
After such a frustrating day we got off to a poor start. Rain had started to lash down, we waited it out from the warmth of our tents. We eventually set off 2 hours later than intended but the navigation was thankfully easy, a fair few hills were thrown in to deaden our legs. We joined the N4 in Namur. This was a nice striaght road to lead us to Bastogne, it was infact as close to ...
... and took it to the town
of Jambes. It was worth a quick walk around, and then it was back on the water
taxi for the return trip. The highlight of the day was a visit to Citadelle
Namur. This historical site is a must when visiting Belgium. It is one of the
largest fortresses in Europe. Beyond its size and history it offers magnificent
panoramas of the city. After spending six hours in Namur, we caught the train
back to ...
... cathedral with the most beautiful pipe organ. I understood about 4 words during the entire mass, alleluia, notre pere and amen. Anyway I had the chance to pray for family and friends, including those in special need at the moment. You know who you are and we are thinking of you. We are confident we don't need to speak the local language to be heard.
Today we went back into town, Pete is now driving around like ...
... the scars are still very visible both on the outside and inside of the church
Via the local tourist information office I was directed to a smaller but also interesting museum in the nearby town of La Roche- en-Ardenne just 20km down the road where I visited the 106 airborne museum. The place has an excellent layout of equipment including old stuff which has been found over the years. The display areas show what life was like at both the Allied and German ...