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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 ...
... out of focus. Zut! However, it is said to be the only Michelangelo
sculpture to ever leave Italy, bought and shipped to Bruges in 1504 by the
weathy Belgian who is buried under it.
The sculpture is very like the Pieta in St Peters Basilica in Rome,
although about a quarter of the size.
And that’s a wrap on another action-packed day. Up next: WW1 battlefields.
... a pub to sit in and had a beer (a local one apparently) which was really good, walked some more and sat in a park for half an hour before going and getting some fries, stocking up on beer from the supermarket and looking at the chocolate shops. We headed back to the car at 6ish then got home and went to the shop, had tea then chatted to a couple of reading guys and chilled with them and the Yorkshire and Aussie guy for our last night until 1ish then went to bed, very ...
... people enjoying the sun. It's a university town, so we saw a lot of young faces.
Rolinka took us on a short walking tour, and we ended up in St. Bavo's Square. Some of us elected to go up the belfry, and some of us, including me, went to the Cathedral of St. Bavo to see Jan and Hubert Van Eyck's altarpiece "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb." It's in a tiny little room, and it was packed. There's a very good audio guide, and if you listened to the whole ...
... car street and what isn't. So, mayhem. Anyway, we got to the bike place and all got bikes. As the guy was bringing the bikes out, I noticed something. Brace yourselves...NO HELMETS!!!!!!!! I'm serious. Mom kept cool, but I could tell that on the inside she was about to have a heart attack. We were all ready to go when Sam realized that her bike had hand-brakes, which she didn't know how to ...