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  • Day45

    Ein Marokkanisches Bild von Belgien

    August 2, 2019 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    In Belgien stehen plötzlich 10-stöckige Gebäude an der Strandpromenade und es gibt eine Ebbe, die einen zweimal täglich das Meer suchen lässt. Hunde dürfen nur von 21 bis 9 Uhr an den Strand. Bruno ist empört.

    Wir haben in dem mondänen Ort Knokke-Heist Station gemacht und wollten mal mit den Schönen und Reichen malen.
    Stattdessen fanden wir eine nordafrikanische Einwandererfamilie spontan viel netter und haben mit allen zusammen (und mit Händen und Füßen) gemalt. Unser altes Schulfranzösisch soll in den nächsten Wochen gerne mal richtig entstaubt werden. Zum Dank für das schöne Familienkunstwerk gab es ein „cadeau“ an Ute&Jens:
    3 Bananen.
    Hätten wir von den schicken Belgiern vielleicht nicht bekommen.

    In Belgium, there are suddenly 10-storey buildings on the promenade and there is an ebb tide that makes you look for the sea twice a day. Dogs are only allowed on the beach from 21 to 9 o'clock. Bruno is outraged.
    We stopped at the fashionable place Knokke-Heist and wanted to paint with the rich and beautiful. Instead we found a North African immigrant family spontaneously much nicer and painted with all together (and with hands and feet). Our old school French is to be dusted in the next weeks with pleasure times correctly. As a thank you for the beautiful family artwork there was a "cadeau" to Ute&Jens: 3 bananas.
    Maybe we wouldn't have gotten one from the fancy Belgians.
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  • Day11


    June 11 in Belgium ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Belgien... laut berichten öffnet das Land erst am 15. seine Grenzen wieder für alle. Ich bin auf einer kleinen Nebenstrasse einfach über die Grenze und bin da.... in Knooke Heist trinke ich meinen ersten Kaffee und unterhalte mich mit dem hiesigen Postboten und einem Anwohner. Die beiden laden mich gleich auf einen zweiten Kaffee ein und sind sehr interessiert was ich hier mache und wohin ich fahre.... das ist das erste mal das die Menschen aufgrund meines Fahrrades auf mich zukommen und meine Story hören wollen. Ich teile sie gerne und wir sitzen zusammen und genießen die Mittagszeit. Positive Verwunderung und ein gutes Gefühl lassen mich ins Inland Richtung Brügge abbiegen.Read more

  • Day2

    Day 2, Bruges (Zeebrugge Dock)

    September 2, 2018 in Belgium ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    After an early night last night and 11 hours of sleep we woke this morning in a very sunny Zeebrugge. First objective of the day was breakfast down in the dining room. Lemon Danish to start and bacon and egg for me, Alaskan Scrambler for Sharon. We met some nice people and one lady was a clone of Mildred from a George & Mildred !!

    We were a bus and a train ride from Bruges so we left the ship around 10am and headed in. It was a lovely walk up from the train station to the old square, some lovely buildings and a lot going on. The weather was fabulous and not a cloud in the sky. We had a wander around looking at all the old buildings and lace shops, not to mention the chocolate shops, before stopping for a spot of lunch in the square. We ambled around a bit more and came across a group of people playing some classical music with some weird looking instruments 🎻 🎺. We then decided to go on a canal cruise around the waterways. Only half an hour but toddling along on the water in the sun was lovely. We learned where the saying “Daylight Robbery” came from. Many years ago, they decided to tax the rich on the number of windows they had. So in order to save the tax, they covered the windows up as they thought they were being robbed for having daylight !! We also saw a great sign in a shop (yes I did go in a couple), it said “Please don’t steal, the government don’t like competition” 😂😂. We walked back to the train station, stopping for a beer along the way.

    As we boarded the ship 🚢, they were doing a lovely line in sandwiches, doughnuts, pastries etc.. but I was drawn to the potato soup, Sharon had a posh arsie farcy sandwich and there were 2 chairs almost calling us which sat looking in to the atrium. It was a lovely stop off before the grill shack on deck for a bratwurst and chips 👍. We then made our way to the deck and spent a couple of hours in the hot tub as we sailed in to the sunset away from Belgium heading for Denmark.

    This evening took us down to the restaurant for dinner. A great menu and lovely service, a great table too, looking out over the English Channel watching the sun go down. Garlic Soup for me to start, a new one for me but quite nice, seafood soup for Sharon. We both went for the roast beef and Yorkshire pudding for main and desert was chocolate brownie for me snd a drambui soufflé for Sharon. It has to be said, there’s no lack of good on this ship. A lovely sunset this evening and we overtook one of the Hull to Zeebrugge ferries as we steamed ahead to Copenhagen.

    The Greatest Showman was the movie under the stars this evening and it was our full intention to wrap up and get out on deck to watch it, start time 10.00pm. However, we failed but a great day nevertheless.

    We’re at sea tomorrow so little or no comms, so until tomorrow, over and out.
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  • Day8

    In der Seemöve

    June 18 in the Netherlands ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

    Weil es vor ein paar Tagen so schön war, gehen wir uns noch mal in die Seemöwe. Mit der tollen Aussicht schmeckt unser Latte Macchiato noch gleich viel besser.

    Wir warten den kurzen Regenschauer ab und gehen bei strahlendem Sonnenschein ins Naturschutzgebiet.Read more

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