Travel Blogs from Tournai
... the steering and looking very calm about it, and then Sasha had a lesson in steering and completed a figure of eight on her own.
John did a BBQ on the grass area, so we took the table and chairs over together with a picnic blanket so Sasha and Ella could have a bit of a run around. We hoped they wouldn’t get stung by some of the nettles that were about but they were OK. We sat out till quite late before retiring for the ...
Friday 1st August 2014
When we woke up John didn't feel too well, weak and tired even though he had a good night’s sleep. He even went without breakfast, just drinking water instead, which is unheard of usually. Isi had a twinge in the back so suggested we stay put for another day and get the washing done and usual catch up chores as well as seeing Mons itself.
Steve, Nanka, Sasha and Ella were in touch this morning ...
... well the cargo anyway, it really wasn’t that dramatic, but did hold us up for an hour) we arrived in Tournai, able to lay claim to having been in three countries in one day – a first for both of us and a kind of cool for our first proper road trip with Larz.
Thanks for following our travels,
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Becs and Jase
... gap and just as we were about full, the big barge started his engines! We were moored very close to his bow and so we quickly stopped our water and made a hasty departure just as he was starting his bow thrusters to get out. Phew!
We went through Tournai which was really pretty and where we were expecting a lifting bridge because the height was 0 in our new book. What it turned out to be was a one way system operating on the narrower part of the canal ...
... established that there wasn't much in Tournai. But we did find where the one and only bar was that was within easy walking distance of the campsite.
After a great first dinner, thanks to Rogan, 7 of us decided to hit the pub which was called Le Petit Pelican ( The Little Pelican).
On walking in the first thing that hit us was the smoke. Either the smoking ban hasn't been adopted in Belgium which I very much doubt, or the Pub has ...