Stephen

Stephen

Eeklo – Mostly Again

Friday, October 24, 2014 We drove from Luxemburg City to Eeklo by way of Bastogne, where we visited the Bastogne War Museum; another very well done museum, very worthy of a visit; and the American Memorial / Mardasson Memorial. We spent…

Luxembourg

Thursday, October 23, 2014 We arrived in the late afternoon into Luxembourg. Our little hotel was smack bang in the middle of the local Red Light district, which made parking Sterlin a little challenging, but we found a safe enough…

Heidelberg

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 We left Switzerland and headed in the direction of Liechtenstein. We were barreling along the freeway when our trusty Garmin decided we should take an exit and cross into Austria. We didn’t intend to go to…

Geneva

Tuesday, October 12, 2014 (Wedding Anniversary) Getting a reasonably priced hotel in Geneva proved to be quite difficult. So we instead booked a hotel in Annemasse, France, which was a 20 minute walk from the Swiss border. A great plan…

Le Puy-en-Velay and Annemasse

Monday, October 13, 2014 We said goodbye to Luc and headed off in search of the Millau Viaduct, which happens to be the tallest bridge in the World. We stayed on the smaller backroads which was a good choice. After…

Normandy Beaches

Friday, October 3, 2014 We visited the very helpful Tourist Information Center in Caen and got all the information we needed to visit the Normandy Beaches. The first piece of advice was to visit the Museum/Memorial of Caen. Although it…

Eeklo Mostly

Monday, September 22, 2014 We slept in a little to help get over our jet-lag. Stephen was sent out to get some Starbucks from the nearby train station. Lunchtime was fast approaching and we arranged to have frites and frikadelleworst…

Steven, Sophia and Brussels

Sunday, September 21, 2014 We landed back in Belgium after a short stop-over in Munich. Fortunately both ourselves and our bags made the tight connection. We headed into Brussels to take a few drinks with Steven and Sophia. So nice…

Tokyo

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 We sailed into Tokyo harbor around lunchtime to the sounds of a brass band playing on the dock. It was not long before the ship was docked and cleared and our friend Dale made her way…

At Sea – Otaru to Tokyo

Monday and Tuesday, September 15-16, 2014 A chance to catchup on email, the blog and relax as we sail from Otaru to Tokyo. The seas were calm which was very nice and made the sea journey much more enjoyable.

Birthday in Otaru

Saturday, September 13, 2014 Today we celebrated Stephen’s birthday. The day started with a birthday breakfast with some good friends. The breakfast provided a chance to open some birthday presents. The ship arrived back in Otaru just after lunch. Once…

Korsakov

Friday, September 12, 2014 Basically a day at sea as we head away from the Sea of Okhotsk towards Korsakov where we cleared out of Russia. The expedition comes to an end and we celebrated with the rest of the…

Berlin

Saturday, August 9, 2014 It was a 600km drive from Krakow to Berlin and we were back on the good old E40, which was in ‘slightly’ better nick than in some of the other countries we’d been on it, so…

Krakow

Thursday, August 7, 2014 Move day with a drive from Warsaw, south to Krakow. The road was good, fast and most importantly had by-passes around most of the small villages. We got a little rain along the way. Also along…