Monday, June 7, 2010
A Madonna and Bicycles
So, I promised pictures of the Madonna in Brugge. She's a Michaelangelo - reputed to be the only one that left Italy during his lifetime - and she's lovely. Not very big though.
We even saw a windmill. Then, after we ate our picnic lunch in the shadow of the windmill, we decided to follow the signs along the Nord Zee route. A route we figured would take us to the sea, since we had seen a sign in Brugge saying it was only a 40 minute bike ride away. The path seemed promising - heading in the right direction, and passing through farms and country lanes... But it never did get us to the sea. After biking for quite a while, getting very sore, er, delicate areas, we gave up and followed the signs back to Brugge. Ah well. It was a lovely day, and the countryside was worth the trip.