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... wonderful canals threaded through the town and walking was easy.
Our apartment was overlooking one of the canals and we were always hanging out the window enjoying the view. We had a large 3 bedroom so we had plenty of room for everyone and most importantly for Mike to cook for us. We were also close to the oldest pub in Belgium which has been trading for 500 years. Obviously, we had to check it out.
We walked the canals, shopped ...
... to the Flemish families. Imagine a Westminster government decreeing that all Welsh or Gallic gravestones be ripped out and replaced with ones in English. The local folk decided that if they could not have their thousands of small Flemish crosses, they would have one big Flemish Cross no less than 84 metres high, the biggest War Memorial on the Western Front. If you are putting two fingers up to Authority, you might as well put them 84 metres up. So the tower was not ...
... were so steep. At the end, we were all given a glass of Brugse Zot and we had a good time sitting around laughing and trading travel disaster stories.
Dawn, Jeff, Carolyn and I decided to get dinner, so we chose a restaurant in the guidebook based on the fact that its menu consisted of "peasant" food, including pancakes. When we got to The Flemish Pot, we realized that it was going to be a lot fancier than peasant food, but we stayed anyway. I had some really good ...
... signs were non-existent !!! The plan was to follow to the route for 40 odd Ks and then have lunch at the old cheese factory, but rain and more hail came, and once Lucy saw the signs for the factory, the route was thrown out the window !!!
So we stopped for lunch, and whilst there, the sun came out, so we finished up and moved on.
Now even though we were not far from Ieper, we had lost the route, so we followed some signs ...
... we will try a canal ride in a boat.
It was so lovely last night that we left our windows wide open, only to wake to mosquitos en masse buzzing in our ears. Luckily they aren't the really nasty ones, but Samantha, in particular looked like she might have the chicken pox this morning. Windows are closed tonight.
We just watched Michael Phelps become the most decorated Olympian of all time - we think. It's hard to know ...
Other places to stay in Diksmuide
Heilig Hart Plein 2, Diksmuide | Hotelfrom $120