Return to De GaversNovember 1, 2017 in Belgium
De Gavers country park was one of the best places we'd found to stay so far in Belgium so we decided to return for a couple of nights. Despite having several large cities in this region of Belgium, the majority of land is very agricultural and we passed fields of brassicas and harvested sugar beet. As well as growing plants, the flat fields are used to keep an interesting range of animals. We've seen a lot of horses, deer and donkeys. Sheep and goats are a regular sight although they are often specialist breeds such as pygmy goats. According to our WWOOF host Diderik, Belgians have not tended to eat lamb or mutton regularly, but the muslim population are creating a growing demand for it.
Will enjoyed a canalside cycle ride at De Gavers but Vicky was poorly and only managed a short walk along the lake shore. We are beginning to think more and more about our imminent return to the UK and reluctantly about the job of giving the van a clear out now we have more of an idea of what we need and what we don't. For example, we were ashamed to find we had three oyster shuckers on board - does anyone need one? 😂Read more