Arrondissement de Thuin

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  • Day511

    Merbes-le-Château on the River Sambre

    November 19, 2017 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    It was Sunday and after a chilly night, the sun was shining in a clear blue sky. We have been doing short hops and one night stays on a route Will has programmed in to the sat nav, ending at Calais ferry port! Soon after setting off we spotted a car wash with an extra high bay. We'd been looking out for one of these since Sweden as the van had become filthy. When getting our Euros ready, we found the previous user had left €4 worth of tokens in the slot! It worked very well and we proudly drove a glistening Martha Motorhome away.

    It wasn't just the sun making today's spot look very attractive. The medium sized car park was by the side of the slow moving River Sambre. It had a picnic table, a launch ramp and a good area of grass for Poppy to get her nose stuck in to. Fishers cast their lines, people cycled and someone even came and took their boat for a trip. There were only a couple of cars whose occupants were drinking, littering and generally being loud and lairy. We were grateful they didn't stay for too long. The only other noisy neighbours were a gaggle of domesticated geese, two of which we found out to be Chinese Geese, with a distinctive basal knob (bumpy thing) above their bill and a wattle hanging down from their throat.

    We spent a bit of time catching up with friends and family on Skype and the phone. Vicky packed Will off in the canoe while she transferred some clothes and equipment to new storage boxes we'd bought for the boot, the old ones having become cracked and unusable. She then got stuck in to making Christmas cards, meaning we both had a very enjoyable afternoon.
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  • Day13


    June 19 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Idag är dagen vi båda har sett fram emot.
    Startade tidigt och hamnade i morgontrafiken in mot Paris. Kom in i Versailles och snurrade runt på en massa smågator ej gjorda för husbil. Men vips var vi ute på större gator och såg slottet. Hade fått ett tips på en parkering för större fordon. Min duktiga kartläsare Maggan lyckades se den lilla skylten med namnet på parkeringen😘
    Uppe vid slottet blev det lite strul med biljetterna för att vi inte fattade. Slottet var så fantastiskt som man hade föreställt sig. Spegelsalen, bataljsalen och allt annat.
    Sedan bar det av ut i ”träggårn”. Vi gick runt och tittade i denna park en stund. Sedan köpte vi biljetter till minitåget som körde runt hela området. Visste det var stort men det var enormt.
    Nöjda och glada gick vi till en uteservering.
    Där beställde vi var sin Galette med olika innehåll.

    Dags att åka igen. Upplevde mina värsta mil på ringleden i Paris. Bilar överallt som bytte fil hela tiden. Motorcyklar som körde förbi mellan köerna. Räddningsfordon som försökte komma fram.
    Men en positiv sak var det! När vi rundade ett krön så stod Eiffeltornet där i solskenet. Inget som skymde och vi såg hela från där vi kom. Riktigt häftigt.
    Några mil på vägen sedan hamnade vi i Belgien. Hittade en liten camping vid Chimey där munkarna brygger trappistöl.
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  • Day6

    Thank god for soccer

    June 6, 2018 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 70 °F

    Rode 60 shitty miles.

    The first 20 were EXTREMELY hot and in the sun (and my face is already peeling and burnt from day 1 - its very attractive)

    The next 25 were under construction, unimaginably hilly detours around the interstate (which googlemaps kept trying to put me on), or gravel/dirt/poorly maintained.

    The last 15, mercifully, were through a beautiful and cool forest, which smelled amazing (like forest-scented air freshener), but entirely uphill

    So I didn't make it to my destination, but I made it to some random small town in southern Belgium near it, where it's 9:25 pm on a Wednesday, but, to my surprise, everything is still open because there's a Belgium-Egypt soccer match tonight. Enjoying a Jupiter beer and Belgium is 2-0! Even the hard days end up alright.
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  • Day7

    Gastropods of Belgium Under Attack

    June 7, 2018 in Belgium ⋅ 🌧 68 °F

    The snails and slugs of the Rance Regional Forest in southern Belgium woke up to a grisly scene Thursday morning. An American cyclist rode 18 miles through rush hour traffic, injuring dozens. Some, like Monsieur Jean-Baptiste Lelimace (pictured) narrowly missed death by bicycle, but many remain unaccounted for or in critical condition. Paramedic crews are, very very slowly, on their way to the scene.Read more

  • Day7

    Campsite #3

    June 7, 2018 in Belgium ⋅ 🌧 70 °F

    Where I endured one of the strongest thunderstorms I've ever seen on a bike trip.

    I was woken up around 1am by rain pounding on my tent, thunder and lightning. This "campsite" was not technically at a "campground" - I just pitched my tent on the side of the trail - and I didn't know it was supposed to rain, so I hadn't secured my rainfly very well.

    I woke up again at 3am. The lightning and wind had picked up and I had lost a stake. After listening to the trees getting blown around and feeling my tent almost move with me in it, I decided to abandon ship and find real shelter in case a branch fell on me. I put my raingear on and headed out. Naturally, about 15 minutes later, things calmed down.

    Didn't get much sleep and coffeeshops don't open until noon around here (apparently). This morning is a struggle.
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  • Day7

    chimay, belgium

    June 7, 2018 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

    Chimay, Belgium is another famous Trappist brewery town. I was there around 10am after only a few hours of sleep so I skipped the beer, but it was beautiful

  • Day937

    Chimay, Saintes-Pierre-et-Paul

    March 15, 2018 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    Obwohl das Tourismusbüro schon geschlossen hat, gibt es dort freundlicherweise noch spät einen Stempel für den Pilgerausweis. Die Kirche Saintes-Pierre-et-Paul ist leider geschlossen. Im Ort gibt es eine ganze Reihe von Restaurants und Herbergen. Am Freitagmorgen findet der Wochenmarkt statt, dort werden auch lebende Hühner, Tauben, Wachteln etc. angeboten.Read more

  • Day938

    Auberge de Poteaupré

    March 16, 2018 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Chimay ist bekannt für sein Trappistenbier; hier gibt es eine ganze Erlebnislandschaft mit Restaurant, Hotel, Museum und Shop. Ein paar 100 Meter nördlich entspringt die Oise, an der die Via Thierache später ein ganzes Stück entlangführt.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Arrondissement de Thuin, Arrondissement Thuin

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