Model Boat Mayhem

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Title: Ghent Holiday
Post by: tobyker on June 19, 2010, 12:10:23 PM
Off to Ghent for a week or so soon - have got a canal trip and visit to Arras/Menin Gate etc planned but does anyone recommend anything else (apart from frites and beer)?
Title: Re: Ghent Holiday
Post by: Arrow5 on June 19, 2010, 12:15:29 PM
2 wheels or 4 ?
Title: Re: Ghent Holiday
Post by: swordfish fairey on June 19, 2010, 01:40:27 PM

Hi tobyker, spent a week there about 5 years ago. There were some model boats on the Stadtpark lake at Aalst halfway to Brussels, that was a Saturday. And if you fancy a run down to Kortrijk on the A14 south of Ghent, there is a realy good r/c model shop..If i can spell it right...Oundenaardsesteenweg 18 Kortrijk.they have a web site.. Have a great time......... :-))...Smudge   

 www.rcmodelshop.be         
Title: Re: Ghent Holiday
Post by: dreadnought72 on June 19, 2010, 02:22:54 PM
Brugge - absolutely stunning. But don't try driving/parking in it: there's car parks around the outside.

Ter Doest - an amazing 13th century great barn. The woodwork is fantastic.It's a wonder it survived what the country's been through.

Kortrijk - the castle is very impressive.

If you're in Ypres then, yes, the Menin Gate is a must-see, especially at sundown when the bugle plays - also good is the war museum just in the city centre. And Tyne Cot cemetary is very moving.

Andy
Title: Re: Ghent Holiday
Post by: tobyker on June 19, 2010, 11:10:10 PM
arrows - dunno but I think there's more wheels than that on the Eurostar thing. I don't think SWMBO will tolerate a model shop visit but thanks for the info - will keep it by me...
Title: Re: Ghent Holiday
Post by: Arrow5 on June 20, 2010, 08:45:04 AM
Ah , let the train take the strain :D  PM to walrusklasse might be worthwhile , Belguiqe based and submarine modeller,nudge nudge ok2
Title: Re: Ghent Holiday
Post by: RickF on June 20, 2010, 11:05:13 PM
There's a really nice little bar just by the bridge in the centre of town. Can't remember the name - saw it on the way in, couldn't read it on the way out!

Rick
Title: Re: Ghent Holiday
Post by: Nordsee on June 24, 2010, 08:18:16 PM
If you visit the Menin Gate or Verdun, then be ready to be sad and depressed for the rest of the day, and maybe longer. It is a very sobering experience. Enjoy the rest though, some great countryside there, and good food too.
Title: Re: Ghent Holiday
Post by: tobyker on July 15, 2010, 12:08:56 AM
Ghent an excellent place, easy to get to by train from Brussels (eurostar). Interesting canals - all peniches seem to be live-aboards or offices (or boatel). All have shrouded props - some one prop one rudder, some one prop two rudders - one at least two shrouded props and three rudders. Ghent is also bike heaven - thousands of pushbikes, lots of weird bike load and child carriers, two and three wheeled . Check out websites for PLUM, Bikerfietsen, and ligfiets for recumbents (all bike shops in ghent). Of special note is the  free air pump for bikes outside the library! Photos available if requested.