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Canals and exploring

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Wednesday. Took a canal trip for a different perspective and then followed our noses again. A city with surprises around every corner and small gifts to the imagination. Big plastic whale an aesthetic reality check. Tune of the day: Don’t Cry For Me Argentina rung out by the bells of Belfry of Bruges, followed by […]

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In Bruge

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Great ferry trip, wheels hit Belgium about 09:00. Driving on the right!! Roads quiet and good to drive on, accompanied by narrative to myself and encouragement from Lisa. Sat Nav diversion due to input error on coordinates, my bad, but saw parts of surrounding area we would not have seen! Lovely place. Once correct coordinates […]

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Fools rush in…

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Big Al is safely tucked in beneath our feet, we’ve checked into a nice cabin with ensuite, and Lisa is fetching a lager from the outside bar. A last look at Blighty. Thought for today. Should I be more worried and less chilled about the prospect of five months away following my nose around Europe? […]

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Big Al, the van, ready to set off!

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After six months of shaking down and fitting up, the 2009 Burstner Aviano, christened Big Al, is as ready as it will ever be to hit the road. The ferry to Zeebrugge is booked for the beginning of July and rough itinerary for the first couple of weeks in Belgium is taking shape. The idea […]