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TUESDAY’S TANTALIZING TUSHY – AND CYCLING ALONG THE RIVER OURTHE FROM DURBUY

What Light From Yonder Window Breaks

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CONTEMPORARY LIFE

With A Bicycle Along The River Ourthe

Above is the River Ourthe as it flows through Durbuy where once a watermill stood. From Durbuy there is a very good cycle path that runs along the river. I spent my last full day of holiday exploring the river and thought that I would show you some of the views that I saw.

There had not been much rain in August and September in Belgium and like most rivers, the Ourthe was a little low but still very pretty. Lets play “Spot The Little Devil” (my campervan), it is mostly hidden by a tree in this shot.

And on down the river, with my trusty folding steed.

That last view reminds me that I have to save my pennies for some sort of small river craft.

I broke off the trail at Bomal Sur Ourthe, in search of an ice cream and found this old building. Unfortunately it’s historic interior is no more. It is now for hire as holiday flats.

And that concludes my posting of holiday snaps from my September tour. I hope that you enjoyed them.

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THE SUNDAY SWISHING – AND A VISIT TO DURBUY

Feel The Rage Of The Machine

Durbuy, Arguably The Smallest City In The World

I think that there will be other competitors to the title “World’s Smallest City”, It’s a bit like “England’s Oldest Pub”, there must be more than twenty of those. Durbuy is tiny though, if you judged it on size it would only count as a village. It is a beautiful little place to visit though, located on the banks of the River Ourthe with many tiny, ancient streets to explore.

There is a stately home in the city but this is not generally open to the public

And an amazing rock formation that has been turned into a feature, with the addition of a large pond and fountain

I finished my day of sauntering around this little burg with a visit to the topiary gardens

On Tuesday I will post the last of my holiday snaps that where taken as I explored the River Ourthe

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TUESDAY’S TANTALIZING TUSHY

A Stairway to WOW!

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SOMEONE’S GONNA GET IT

Ghent – The Last Photos From My Recent Tour

I ended my little break with a trip to Ghent (Gent in Flemish). I have visited this city so many times and I still love going there, it’s one of my most favourite, historical city centres anywhere in the world. For this trip I found a very nice campsite (it had a lake with a swimming beach and cycle trails) within the city, which was less than an hour’s easy stroll from historic Ghent, with all it’s ancient architecture and urban waterways. I will let the pictures speak for themselves. The castle is the Gravensteen.

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THE SUNDAY SWISHING

Like A Hot Knife Cutting Butter

A Few Photos Of Floreffe

On my recent trip away I found a park up spot for the Little Devil (my campervan) on the banks of the river Sambre, in a tiny little burg called Floreffe, in the northern Wallonia province of Namur. It is famous for it’s Abbey, which is sadly closed to visitors at the moment due to the Corona virus. So I satisfied myself with some river walking. I did not take a huge amount of photographs here as it was so hot I had to spend a lot of time looking for shade and ice cream.

Spot the Little devil

The Abbey

And a nice boat with an evening bar on board

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SUPER FAST ROPE BONDAGE AND SOME OF MY HOLIDAY SNAPS

Speedy Suspension Bondage

Complicated bondage can be very aesthetically pleasing but it can take an excruciatingly long time to complete. This clip pleases the eyes without using up half of your day, enjoy.

Cycling in Limburg and Tongeren

Due to the world crisis and not wanting to risk worsening it, I decided to take my pleasure trips within Belgium this year. For a small country there is a surprisingly large number of places that I have not seen. One of them is the province of Limburg, which I found to have a well deserved reputation as a cycling paradise. So I found a wonderfully quiet park up for my campervan and set off amongst the rolling landscape of Limburg, on one of it’s, mostly off road, cycling routes.

This bought me to the historic town of Tongeren, famous for being one of the oldest towns in Belgium. And I found it to be one of the best looking small towns that I have visited, in this land.

The remains of the Roman Wall

The local hero in the gorgeous town square

And there are also the remains, although modernised, of the medieval town defences

If you are ever in the vicinity, Tongeren is well worth a day of your time.

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