Rochefort to Calais….Brugge!

Only one more day until we head across the tunnel to London. The end of the trip is in sight. All cars headed off individually…some to visit Dunkirk, others to explore other areas. Destination Calais for the night. We drove to Brugge and walked around the town.

IMG_7404IMG_7413IMG_7425IMG_7424Brugge is an interesting old town and the main square was alive with people. We later discovered that it was a special day..the national holiday of Flanders because on this day in 1302 the Battle of the Golden Spurs took place. They beat the French to keep the independence of Belgium.

We could have had mussels or fries for lunch but the sweet tooth prevailed and we had to have a Belgium waffle before leaving Belgium. Topped with chocolate sauce it was decadent but lovely!

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We visited the lace shops where the handmade bobbin lace is sold…beautifully done. We helped Brugge’s economy and made a purchase of lace and now have one more package in Vulcan to bring home.

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Vulcan has been fantastic . However stopping for fuel, she faltered in starting again. Fortunately after several tries she did turn over and got us to the hotel. Trying to start her again…she was “dead in the water” What timing … with the diagnosis of a starter motor failure this was replaced and she will be on the starting line for the train tomorrow.

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