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Arrondissement de Dinant

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  • Day23

    Dinant, Belgium

    June 14, 2019 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Dinant 14-17 June
    Dinant is a city in Belgium’s Walloon Region. It’s on the banks of the Meuse River and backed by steep cliffs. Perched on an outcrop above town is the centuries-old fortified Citadel. It's now a museum with sweeping views. Below it is the Gothic Collegiate Church of Our Lady. Nearby, on the site of saxophone inventor Adolphe Sax’s birthplace, Mr. Sax’s House has interactive exhibits on the instrument’s development.
    What a beautiful city - our friends from the US invited us to stay here with them and we are so glad they did. We had a lovely 3 days 4 nights here, one of which was Alan's birthday.
    Apart from the city itself and all its attractions, we visited Han-sur-Lesse, a lovely village in the municipality of Rochefort, Namur Province, famous for the exceptional caves, Grottes de Han, the Cave of Han, carved under a nearby hill by the river Lesse, which is reached via a preserved remnant of the local tramway system. Another beautiful place was Durbuy in the Province of Luxemburg , known for its stone houses and cobbled streets. Promoted as the smallest city in Europe, it has charm, character and not too crowded.
    The food in Dinant was amazing - we were fortunate to dine in four different restaurants while here - all different cuisines and all delicious. The owners delight in offering samples of local desserts or liquors which of course you must accept. I would love to come back here and spend more time. Thank you Owen and Jacqueline - great choice!
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  • Day2

    Tag 2 ......und Regen

    August 18, 2019 in Belgium ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

    Ein verregneten Tag mit Einkauf, kleine Wanderung durch belgische (Ur-)Wälder, und Tourenplanung für morgen.☺

  • Day5

    Tag 3, 4 und 5 ☺

    August 21, 2019 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    So, mal wieder ein Lebenszeichen von uns.
    In den letzten 3 Tagen hatten wir gutes Wetter und haben Belgien und Frankreich "erfahren".
    Hier ein paar Eindrücke ☺
    Morgen geht's dann weiter zur Mosel.

  • Day5

    Unser Abendessen

    August 21, 2019 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Das ist einer der besten Burger die ich gegessen habe.😀

  • Day2

    Heimatstadt des Saxophons

    June 25, 2019 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Unsere Reise durch Belgien hat uns an der Maas entlang nach Dinant geführt, der Heimatstadt von Adolphe Sax, dem Erfinder des Saxophons. Wir waren gerade erst vor drei Wochen in einer Saxophon-Austellung bei Schloss Salder, insofern ist das echt ein Riesen-Zufall so kurz danach in genau diese Stadt zu kommen. Hier gab es Original belgische Fritten mit Sauce "Samurai", super lecker! Und in der Nähe noch ein paar Sehenswürdigkeiten. (LK)

    Der erste Tag war bereits WoMo-Urlaub vom feinsten. Und da bei den letzten beiden Touren das Fahren immer schadensfrei abgelaufen ist, fand ich wohl, dass es jetzt an der Zeit ist, mal die Markise zu schrotten. Schrotten ist vielleicht etwas übertrieben, das kratzende schrappende Geräusch, dass das Verkehrsschild in der engen Gasse beim Zerkratzen der Markise gemacht hat, hat mich aber tatsächliche schlimmes erwarten lassen. Wir haben es erstaunlich locker genommen. Lars wahrscheinlich deshalb, weil ich es war und nicht er und ich, weil.... keine Ahnung warum. Die Hitze? das belgische Bier? Oder bin ich einfach tiefenentspannt? 😉 zumindest hätten wir das jetzt auch erledigt 😬 (Heike)
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  • Day3

    Wasserkunst

    June 26, 2019 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Wer genau hinsieht findet auf dem Bild fünf Wasserspiele. Wir sind im Jardins d'Eau d'Annevoie, einer wunderschönen "Wasserkunst"-Anlage von 1758. Bei deutlich über 30 Grad genießen wie hier die Ruhe, den Schatten und das Wasser. (LK)

    Es sind über 50 Wasserspiele und alles ohne Strom nur durch das Prinzip „kommunizierender Röhren“ , den Wasserdruck und das Anzapfen natürlicher Quellen. Der Architekt damals war wohl ein sehr heller Kopf voller Inspiration. Hoffentlich hat man ihn gut behandelt und fair entlohnt damals .... (Heike)
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  • Day9

    GC40

    August 22 in Belgium ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Auf dem Rückweg konnte durch einen kleinen Abstecher in die Pampa, noch der älteste verbliebene Cache (Juli 2000) in Europa bei N 50° 00.000' E 005° 00.000' gefunden werden. Danach ging es weiter bis nach Aachen, wo es lecker Törtchen zum Frühstück gab.Read more

  • Day178

    Catching our breath

    April 23, 2017 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    We've been a little remiss lately about posting. We're not afraid to admit it ... we're getting tired. We had our first less than stellar Airbnb experience in Auvers, the town from which we visited the Normandy beaches. Let's just say the best part was the little goslings, though the mother goose was terrifying.

    We left a day early and had a surprise stay in Cambrai. We loved our 8th floor studio with a view of some WWI (we think) ruins. We had one of our better meals yet at a hole in the wall restaurant recommended by our host and left for Belgium feeling considerably better.

    We are staying in a little vacation home in a development up in the hills. Very comfortable. We are grateful for the pellet stove, however, because it's damp and low 50's. Maybe 40's. It's 25 minutes to Dinant which is a beautiful little town right on the River Meuse and I would not have thought to go there. We will try for some photos tomorrow.

    But we are getting tired. More and more inclined to just sit. In a few days we will have been on the road for 6 months. Hopefully we'll get a second wind as we still have over 5 weeks til we head back to the states.

    Anyway, the Belgian beer is definitely worth the trip and we're right on the Beer Trail. We're toasting to all our friends and family who are loyally keeping us company as we wander.
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  • Day5

    CAR TECHNICAL INFO

    May 15, 2017 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    I had noticed the fuel consumption was rather high and at first I thought it was me calculating it wrong but it wasn't. I found a fuel leak which was only present when the engine was running or just after I filled the tank as that was the only time the level was high enough for gravity to let petrol dribble from the banjo connection to the front carb. It was easily fixed by tightening the bolt which must have vibrated loose.
    Although pleased to find the fault I was feeling miserable at having lost about 30% from the last two tank fulls so after I came back to my room I checked the two lottery tickets I had bought before leaving home and both had won. One gave me an entry to the next draw and the other won £77 which more than covers the lost petrol!
    I met a very helpful chap called Paul Ireland who convinced me we should spend a little time checking the carburation as it was rich and the ignition timing. I was reluctant as the car was running well. We weakened the mixture two flats on both carbs and slightly advanced the timing using his bulb on a wire to tell us when the points are opening. It has improved things and should also contribute to better fuel consumption and cooler running. He was right as today's run showed to temperature was running about 6 degrees cooler today.
    Paul has a PhD in experimental nuclear physics which might explain the strange glow coming from under the bonnet of his TC.
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