Belgium, what a country. Famous (deservedly) for beer and chocolate. But that’s not all!
No, it’s also where cyclists rule. Not only are there bike lanes everywhere but car drivers have to give way to cyclists at roundabouts and one-way streets don’t apply to bicycles. Enlightened or what?!
We took the ferry to France on Sunday after a big family celebration for my mum’s 80th birthday the previous day. It was our 12th wedding anniversary on Sunday so we celebrated in style when we finally found a campsite near St Omer – a beer and a huge bag of chips!
Today we had a beautiful ride through the rolling fields of Flanders. No red poppies in sight but it did make me pause for thought on seeing just how many military cemeteries there are around here.
So France is behind us and we’re now in Belgium, the seventh country of our ride so far. Tomorrow we’re heading into Gent, hopefully to find a Rotary Club meeting where we’re supposed to be giving a talk.