Happy Birthday BoyRob - today turning for the three day run to Austria and home. (BoyRob says he has had enough daily driving for one year....) Goodbye Boomers, faithful travelling companions throughout 2014! Set off in fine misty rain, brief stop at Ypres to film Ozzie going through Menin Gate.
|We're going through there? Really??|
Took highways south east away from the lure of Brussells (another year perhaps...) and towards Mons then Charleroi, then Arlon. Roads full of trucks in "slow lane", surface bumpy and well worn. Fields boggy from recent rain, crossing quite a few canals with lochs. Not enjoying taste of Belgium milk in our tea - it's a throw away!! Spotted a bird like a curlew beside low bushy area.
|Euro Space Centre|
|No more land to build on eh??|
Just when we thought there'd be no more sunny days, blue skies and sunshine appeared at noon! Nice phone call from Boomers who both sang Happy Birthday to BoyRob. Lunched on salad breadstick at roadside park, then (briefly!) crossed through Luxembourg. Sadly not much to see from highway, and out again other side into Germany.
Nice to have Truphone data back again, and all BoyRob’s birthday e-wishes came in all at once. Getting to end of a long day’s drive. Arrived damp campground outside Kaiserslautern, on a small lake, pleasant in late arvo sunlight. Spied a robin in bushes. It made a satisfactory day one of the final Run to Austria 400+kms. Dinner of delicious reindeer steak with gravy, potatoes, carrots and brussel sprouts. Spoke to son Justin and Jo in Vancouver - less than three weeks until baby Mini is due now...
|and a Happy Birthday to you too!|