Ghent

WOW, what a picturesque city.  I am so sorry that much of our time in Ghent was spent in damp weather and our pictures don’t do justice to the sights that you see as you travel around Ghent.  The city isn’t “cutesy” but it is lovely with its variety of …

Brugge or Bruges??

So where are we, Brugge or Bruges?  The locals all use Brugge although I believe that English speaking countries have standardized more on Bruges.  Actually both are correct, even here in Belgium.  Bruges is the French spelling and Brugge is the Flemish spelling.  Brugge is located in the Flanders region, …

Arras, Dieppe and more

Canada could learn a lot about camping from Europe.  We just stayed in a campsite that was 1 km from the main …

Rouen and the Seine River

Two weeks camping in a marina on the Seine River, lovely.  I actually ran outside in the rain to get the picture …

June 6, 1944  D-Day

In 10 days camping near the D-Day Invasion Beaches of Normandy, you can’t help but learn something about the invasion.  The invasion …

Emerald Coast

No we aren’t in Ireland, we have been visiting the Emerald Coast of France.  Mont Saint-Michel is France’s most popular tourist attraction …

Heading to Brittany

Mike and I camped in Nantes for two weeks.  We might have stayed longer if the campground hadn’t been fully booked.  Nantes …

Apocalyptic Heat Wave

It was interesting listening to the Canadian CBC news broadcast talk about the apocalyptic heat wave covering France.  They were right.  This …

102 km!!

102 km (63 miles), that is what Mike cycled the other day without me!  When I write I need absolute quiet so …

Blois and the Loire Valley

It has been exactly 30 years since Mike and I toured the Loire valley on vacation in a rented camper. Having our …

Leaving the Mediterranean

Mike and I have now spent six weeks along the Mediterranean with the last two at a campground in Agde.  During this …

An Awful Day

What an absolutely awful day.  Mike and I have continued our long distance bike riding this week and, yesterday the plan was …

Barcelona Area week 2

Mike and I are just getting ready to leave Barcelona and return to France.  We visited with friends we made when we …

North Catalonia

Mike and I have spent the last week in North Catalonia but we are not in Spain, we are in France.  Apparently …

La Cité de Carcassonne

30 years ago Mike and I accidentally stumbled on the phenomenal walled city of Carcassonne.  I believe that it was the first …

Toulouse

When I hear the term “pink city” I think of Jaipur in India. That is a city well deserving of the name. …

Around Lourdes

I chose the camping spot at Tournay as it was within an hour or so of various areas I wanted us to …

San Sebastián, Spain

Mike and I visited San Sebastián, a major town in Spanish Basque country, by car and liked it so much we made …

French Basque Country

We are currently staying in Basque country (Pays Basque).  Most people think of Spain when they hear Basque but the bordering area …

Spring has Sprung

Magnolia trees, green grass, trees turning green, a few flowers and people mowing their lawns all says that spring has arrived.  My …

Medieval Villages Galore

I think what intrigues Mike and I the most about the various medieval villages we have been touring is that you will …

We’re Back!

Mike and I are now back in Europe starting Year Six of our three year plan.  I guess that means that we …