This will be the first of our actual travel posts…i’m fully expecting these to get less a) frequent and b) verbose as we go so I’ll apologise now.
On Sunday we left France and headed north into Belgium, we hadn’t booked anything as we’d seen there was a town style camperstop in Bruges and figured we’d give it a go. A swift hour or so on the road and we were there and into the camperstop. It was basically a carpark with big spaces, a few taps, and a drain for the loos..BUT…10 mins walk and you’re in the middle of Bruges for 25 EUR a night. Perfect.
I won’t wax lyrical about Bruges but it is rather nice. Highlights were:
– Anna getting excited EVERY time she saw a horse and trap (“I LOVE horses”)
– Waffles and or chocolates…say no more.
– Bike lanes…why are we so crap at this in the UK?
– All four of us riding round the river path and finding all manner of bridges and windmills.
We screwed up our departure time on the Monday (enjoying our ride too much) and ended up staying the whole afternoon. Rather than staying over night, which we maybe should have done, we thought we’d forge ahead to Holland. It turned out to be a bit fun, which is one for the next post.
One last thing, a shout out to the Hamiltons who we met just before we left Bruges who are just embarking on a year of adventures that makes our trip look like a week in Bognor!…go go go! :O)