Monday, August 20, 2007

Belgian coast

The kite sailors have out numbered the board sailors here about 20 to 1. It gets really crowded here on the weekends. It's a destination that causes traffic jams like coming home from Tahoe on holiday weekends. The Belgians and Americans are still protecting the coast together a WW1 and 2 tradition.

Veere, Holland

Sailing in Veere, Holland is very nice. Popular as you can see, the habor gets a little crowded. We visited Middleberg as well as Veere. Very nice towns. Nice shifty breeze to keep you sharp on small boat sailing. Some barge traffic but not to bad.
Very nice buildings, a nice outdoor market, bikes to rent, and miles of bike paths.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

La Nuit Musicale de Beloeil

You know how in some languages you always want to buy a vowel. Way to many consonants. Well French don't seem to have that problem. "Beloeil" what are you supposed to do with that?

Like "RATATOUILLE" the new PIXAR film, they do the phonetics rat-a-too-ee is a dish made in "Nice" pronounced knee's, with tomatoes, eggplant and zucchini, in Belgium it's got potatoes and other stuff. Anyway "Beloeil" pronounce bell-lew-ee is a town out passed NATO, head quarters. This castle is there built in the 1300's, the same family still lives there. They have events there and use it as a park to pay the expenses. Last night was "La Nuit Musical de Beloeil" The night musical in Beloeil. A night of Schubert music on 13 different stages all over the grounds.

It was topped off with fireworks at 11:30. Great castle, beautiful grounds, and a nice evening. It was a bit crowded, I think we will pass next year. Kinda sad since I've gone every year since I've lived here.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Kinda like the Russian River

Today we were in Dinant, home of Adolph Saxe, the inventer of the Saxaphone. It's quite a town with a great Citadell and Church. Today was "Jour famille amusement", FFD, Family Fun Day.

River kayaking the class .5 river. One waterfall got a lot of water in the kayak but nothing really to get excited about. Great scenery and check out this castle.

Me and the gang