We opted out of doing the coach trip to Blankenberge deciding to take the tram there instead. For 3 Euro's each we could have an all day ticket and hop on hop of as much as we liked. Margaret asked the in the ticket office if that was right. His answer... well yes but only when the tram has stopped!
|Imagine all these along the towpath!|
|At the station|
|Ian, Margaret, Dave and Dennis waiting for the tram.|
|Many a close encounter during the trip.|
Chose the wrong day to go to Blankenberge. Talk about standing room only on the trams. We were very lucky to get seated although not all together. Deciding to head for the pier stop first, going through the centre of Blankenberge we saw wall to wall people, some standing and others heading towards a giant marquee. Found out later why.
|Blankenberge beach from the Pier.|
We caught the tram back to the centre and wished we hadn’t. Managing to get off fighting our way through the throngs, there was a mad dash by the public to get to the traffic junction which in turn blocked any movement by the tram or cars. Then in one huge mass loads of cyclists came tearing past. Obviously a road race and looking on line discovered it was the Eneco Bolsward, Netherlands/Belgium, road World tour and this was the third leg.
|Just see the cyclists helmets|
|And the support teams with the bikes|
|And the coaches|
Seen by the pier