Sunday, 29 July 2012

It's Great in Ghent

Mmm, I thought. What's the story for today? Our last holiday stop is in Belgium; and I have photos but no special story. It was simply a lovely day out. We had browsed through the brochure of trips and found a few things one of us liked, but nothing we were all crazy about doing; so we settled on a simple trip down the river in Ghent.

It started like this


with a surprise peep from the river bank. The boats weren't what we had been imagining at all - I thought we'd be chugging along on a big river boat, but they looked like much more fun than that


So we all hopped aboard 


for a peaceful, up close and personal tour of the waterways in Ghent. 


We saw new things



and old things



and then we pulled up at the shore


and headed off for a look round the shops


And that's my story for today. Oh, talking of which - don't forget it's Storytelling Sunday next week. We have an August Wedding Anniversary, so my story might be slightly connected to that. With a suggested theme, then, of Summer Lovin' - but, of course, any story you care to tell will be very welcome. See you there!

20 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

It looks like a lovely way to see Ghent....and always good to end with some shopping!!

Jennie Hart said...

It is Great in Ghent.
Can I just say thank you, one of the 'posts you might like' underneath was a link to a post on blogging from March 2010, has led me on a merry dance this morning round to new blogs to me and ideas to update my blog.

Barbara Eads said...

That river boat ride looks so serene. The weather looks gorgeous too. Sounds like a nice day.

S said...

Lovely pics - it looks very relaxing.

helena said...

always love to see urban architecture - wonderfal tall buildings and love the statue fo teh man about to dive

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

It looks very beautiful Sian. Thankyou for sharing your holiday with us :o)

Abi said...

beautiful words and photos as always!

Lisa-Jane said...

That looks like a wonderful way to see something a little bit different. I must admit I had never heard of Ghent but it does look beautiful.

Becky said...

That looks a really lovely way to see Ghent - you have some wonderful photos to scrap!

alexa said...

Super photos - and I especially like the very first one. What a great way to sit back and absorb ...

Louise said...

looks very beautiful.... are those facebook sweets!! whats that all about lol!!

Missus Wookie said...

Sounds like a lovely day and tour, a day on the water

Amy said...

I was expecting beer and chocolates, so, it is nice to see architecture as an alternative!

Karen said...

More lovely photos, and since I've never been to Belgium I was particularly interested in what you saw!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love the statues off the sides of buildings. Been working on a couple of story ideas for Sunday; none are summer lovin' ones, but I might be able to go there. . .
rinda

scrappysue said...

It is a pretty place isn't it Sian? My FIL ran an Irish pub there for a while so we got to visit too (feel like I am stalking you all over Europe, LOL!).

Chipper said...

That looks like a very pretty place. I still haven't decided on a story for Sunday, but as it is winter here maybe a summer story would be nice.

Looking forward to Sunday!!!!!

Clare said...

Ghent looks lovely, it's on my wish list to visit as we love Brugge so I'm sure this is a great city too. I also noticed an advert in Scrap 365 advertising that they are having a Scrapbooking event there in October...

Gail said...

Great looking pictures Sian. Reminds me of our canal tour in Copenhagen. Still trying to think of something for Sunday.

Jennifer Grace said...

It looks like a nice way to spend a day! I love the first 'old things' photo. And the facebook sweets of course! x

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