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Today was the last day of the Backroads adventure and ended with a short/relaxing ride prior to saying our goodbyes. After a nice breakfast we all got on our bikes for a ride through Bruges. In started so nice, beautiful morning, sun shining and all our group sticking together and riding as a true group of friends that we have become. Right as the ride started someone pointed out that my shoelace was untied. Since I switched to my gym shoes, forgot to double knot/tuck them in and did ...
... 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 ...
... said, Paris isn't a place you visit, its a place you re-visit)
"If I grew up on a farm, and was retarded, Bruges might impress me, but I didn't, so it doesn't" - Ray (Colin Farrell - In Bruges)
The next day I somehow managed to make the bus to Bruges which left at 8am. They played the movie "In Bruges" with Colin Farrell on the bus and despite seeing it already, I watched it again to prepare myself for the city. I recommend the ...
... 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 ...
... not operating today and we would have to turn around and go to the big lock. This caused us another delay of 30 minutes and then shared it with another boat. It was huge 500 x 57 metres so we felt dwarfed in it. It was extremely slow and did not need to move very far, but because of the big body of water, took ages. Once out of the lock, we got clearance for port control so we headed out for the breakwater and on to the North Sea. John had done the ...
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Heilig Hart Plein 2, Diksmuide | Hotelfrom $120