Leuven to Honfleur

The first of May turns out to be a Friday, so long weekend ahead! We have 4 days to spend and 2 brand new bikes that urgently need their camping maiden trip. The plan is to go to Saint-Lunaire, Brittany to eat some oysters and mussels!

We set out early on Friday and the first part of the trip will be highway to get us out of Belgium. Then it’s on to French Nationales and Departementales. Somewhere along the way, we spot a huge construction on a hill side. We’re not sure what it is, so we decide to go and check it out. It turns out to be a memorial for the Canadian soldiers who fought for these hill sides in World War I.

 Canadian momument at Vimy Ridge commemorating the Great War
Canadian momument at Vimy Ridge commemorating the Great War

The site is pretty impressive and we walk around for an hour to take it all in.

 Canadian momument at Vimy Ridge commemorating the Great War
Canadian momument at Vimy Ridge commemorating the Great War

 

 Canadian momument at Vimy Ridge commemorating the Great War
Canadian momument at Vimy Ridge commemorating the Great War

 

 Canadian momument at Vimy Ridge commemorating the Great War
Canadian momument at Vimy Ridge commemorating the Great War

 

 Canadian momument at Vimy Ridge commemorating the Great War
Canadian momument at Vimy Ridge commemorating the Great War

The statues are really impressive and very big.

 Canadian momument at Vimy Ridge commemorating the Great War
Canadian momument at Vimy Ridge commemorating the Great War

 

 Canadian momument at Vimy Ridge commemorating the Great War
Canadian momument at Vimy Ridge commemorating the Great War

 

 Canadian momument at Vimy Ridge commemorating the Great War
Canadian momument at Vimy Ridge commemorating the Great War

 

 Canadian momument at Vimy Ridge commemorating the Great War
Canadian momument at Vimy Ridge commemorating the Great War

Not only Canadians lost their lives on this spot.

 Moroccon momument
Moroccon momument

When we get back to bikes it’s nearly lunch time and we decide to ride back to a cafe we spotted going up the hill.

 lunch stop
lunch stop

After lunch we ride on to Normandy. The aim today is Honfleur. I know there is a small camp site just outside the centre.

We put up our tent and then we head out to the village to find some dinner.

 Campsite in Honfleur, Normandy. Camping de la Phare
Campsite in Honfleur, Normandy. Camping de la Phare

 

 Honfleur
Honfleur

 

 Honfleur
Honfleur

Beer O’Clock! Or better Calvados O’Clock!

 Dinner in Honfleur
Dinner in Honfleur

And a galette of course!

 Dinner in Honfleur
Dinner in Honfleur

 

 Honfleur
Honfleur

 

 Honfleur
Honfleur

 

 Honfleur
Honfleur

 

 Honfleur
Honfleur
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When I’m not out there discovering the world on my motorbike, you can find me crouched on the sofa dreaming of far away destinations in travel guides, blogs and maps.