Friday morning we beat the crowds and took a 40 minute canal tour through the city. The guide did the entire tour in Dutch, French, and English. It was pretty impressive. Equally as impressive were the views of the city the canal provided. I can barely stave off seasickness in the shower so I was nervous about getting in the little speed boat, but thankfully I did not have to hang my head overboard at all. It’s probably a good thing, too, because Bruges has a big population of swans, all of whom seemed really pissed off to have boats in their water.
We finally had our first typical Belgian dinner of moules frites. Afterwards, we walked back to the Belfry to take pictures of the square lit up at night, and ended up walking into a multi-bar outdoor viewing of the Premier League Championship game. The next morning we set off for Brussels.
Monday I’ll conclude the vacation photos with some shots of Brussels. On Tuesday, I’ll post a quick Photoshop Tutorial on editing photos, for those interested.
Have a great weekend, kiddos! What are you up to? I know my British contingent have a bank holiday weekend for the Diamond Jubilee (jealous!). Tomorrow I’m participating in a city-wide scavenger hunt, and on Sunday we’re going to a friend’s baby’s 1st birthday party (babies!!). Thanks so much for your patience with all these pictures. I’m sure you’re bored to tears secretly.