We walked into town to meet Greg and Robyn just after 10am at the Bell Tower. We spent the first hour or so at the Dali exhibition, which was very good with many of his paintings and some sculptures on display. We then headed for a sandwich bar so we could have some breakfast while Greg and Robyn had a coffee. Then we visited a sweet shop we’d found the previous day where they were doing a demonstration of making personalized rock candy; a fascinating process. After this it was decided to do a canal cruise – a must-do in Bruges and a great way to appreciate the old buildings.
It was then back to the Markt Square where we climbed the 366 steps (very narrow circular stairs) up the Belfry to see the view over the city and the magnificent bells and mechanical drum that plays music every 7½ minutes. Next we went on a half-hour horse and cart ride through the old cobblestone streets of Bruges – a lovely way to see the city. As it was getting cold, it was time to sample some different beers in another bar before walking to find a lovely little bistro “‘t Lammertje” where again it was nice and warm and the food was wonderful. Greg and Robyn drove us home to the camp afterwards.