Travel Through France & Belgium on a Harley-Davidson

By Peter & Kay Forwood

Belgium on a Harley (5/6/11 - 7/6/011
Distance 241 km (585928 km to 586316 km)

This is part of the seventeenth section of our around the world trip.
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Coming from the United Kingdom or read our previous visit to Belgium

5/6/11 Back on the European continent and riding a very familiar road from the ferry port towards Belgium. We first met Savina in Sikkim, India, back in 2007, and have been in email contact since, and we have visited her family in Belgium a couple of times since then. As this is likely the last time we will be visiting Europe by motorcycle, possibly the last time ever, we are saying farewells to friends here. Again it was a lovely visit, with a loving family. A Sunday night the whole family was there, three sons, now living away from home, plus a girlfriend, Savina and Jean Francoise and their daughter, still in school, and ourselves all sat down to the Sunday evening meal. Conversation, as always here, was lively, questions and answers to catch up on a two families happenings since we last met.

6/6/11 A short ride, meeting halfway for a coffee, was Herbert, another Belgium friend,A meeting with Herbert, plans to meet again on our travels who we have known for over 10 years, a motorcyclist, BMW rider, a long distance rider, many times to Russia and last year he travelled from the North to South America. Apart from saying, perhaps a shorter goodbye as we might again meet up along the road, we also collected information from him regarding shipping our motorcycle to the USA and onwards as his knowledge was much more current than ours. A couple of coffee's, a couple of hours, and we returned to Savina's for an evening stroll, walking the dog around the lakes near their home, and stayed there again for the night.

7/6/11 Early start heading for Germany, autobahns as the weather was drizzly with sunny patches.

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