I always feel a little sad leaving our Joie de Vivre to face the winter months alone, however with the cooler weather starting to bite it is time for these sallows to fly south.
After our little jaunt on some of the canals in central Belgium we returned to our winter mooring at Coupure in Brugge. Apart from the few last maintenance job, engine and generator service, a touch of painting and cleaning, when it wasn’t raining we explored the city and its surroundings a little further.
Travelling a little further afield we rode our bikes to the medieval village of Damme. Yes after spending quite a fair part of our escape in Brugge I have become a bit of a local expert. Market days are Wednesday and Saturday. There is a great selection of unusual restaurants in the back streets, ( we only ever transverse the main square, never stopping at its tourist restaurants) and there is lots to discover in the local environs.
More views of Damme
But the days rushed past and all too quickly it was time to leave our water home and our friends, until next year.