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Brussels to Klein Willebroek, Belgium Brussels to Klein Willebroek, Belgium

Considering a night at the Clothilde waterskiclub, the decision was made to take the turn that led to the Winton lock. Passing one industrial site after another, we soon arrived at the marina. Although the position was pleasing to the eye, unfortunately, the conditions weren’t suitable for our girl, so around we turned returning to […]

Halle to Brussels, Belgium Halle to Brussels, Belgium

A short bike ride took us down to the next lock in search of more detailed information: there wasn’t a great deal of detail on the web page. The kindly keeper informed us the projected timeline for the repairs was ten days, but that could be indefinite. On making a comment about taking the Dender […]

Brussels to Halle, Belgium Brussels to Halle, Belgium

This was the day we waved goodbye to Brussels and commenced our journey along the Brussels – Charleroi Canal. Unfortunately, it was a city that we just couldn’t connect with in the short time we were there. The waterway is filthy and dead fish float upon the canal’s surface, whilst the city itself had an overall feel […]

Coudenberg Palace, Brussels: Belgium Coudenberg Palace, Brussels: Belgium

It was a trip beneath ground for Bob and I today for here was to be found the remains of the former Coudenberg Palace. Once way back in time, high upon a hill overlooking a beautiful valley in which lay a tiny village, a family climbed and built a simple wooden keep. Over the years, […]

Natural Science Museum, Brussels Natural Science Museum, Brussels

Another museum well worth visiting, as we were led through time from the Big Bang. Well set out, with more than enough to keep all ages intrigued. there were paths and seats, 3D displays, slideshows, and short films.   Water and land, it was all there. Most impressive was the section on the dinosaurs. […]

Music Museum, Brussels Music Museum, Brussels

Sensational!!! Extraordinary!!!! These are two of the words that one can use to describe this incredible museum. Inaugurated in 1877, the collection initially consisted of 100 Indian instruments gifted to the Belgian king in 1876, and the purchase of musicologist, Francois – Joseph Fetis’ collection in 1872. Initially used for the sole purpose of introducing […]

Brussels, Belgium Brussels, Belgium

Grote Markt(Grand Place), Royal Palace, Museum of the Black Sisters and Basilica. Having been advised it was far too dangerous to ride our bikes within the city centre , Bob and I chose to make use of the rail network: apparently, drivers have a bit of what we call road rage when it comes to cyclists […]

Klein Willebroek to Brussels, Belgium Klein Willebroek to Brussels, Belgium

Upon the relatively straight Zeekanaal Brussel Schelde, one lock, several lifting bridges and plenty of others beneath which we easily passed led us along a mostly industrial section of waterway, interspersed by a town here and there, or an occasional field. The twenty kilometres easily travelled, Gratis arrived at the Brussels Royal Yacht Club. Thirty metres […]