Day 3 - Bruges
We were able to have a lay-in this morning and have a proper relax, while ecstatic for our day ahead in Bruges.
We got ready as usual, but this time packed our badges and suitcases ready to carry to the train station. We got two lockers and put all our unneeded and heavy baggage in - for €11, it was worth every cent!
Then we travelled to Bruges by train. We walked from the station to the Grand Market, past a beautiful canal, and queued to go up the Belfry - 366 steps to the top for an amazing view. Shirley used this time to research the best chocolate shops, as well as times for the return to train to Brussels. Once down from the Belfry, we had lunch in the square.
Afterwards, we tried and failed to find the Chocolate Museum (the buildings were too high and the wi-fi not strong enough!), but we did find the two best chocolate shops in Belgium, Chocolate Line and Dumon.
Finally, it was time to get to the station for our return journey to Brussels. We collected our luggage, went through check-in and passport control to await our train to Ebbsfleet. After the 1.5 hour journey home, we found the cars where we left them (thank goodness!) and Shirley and Karen were able to whisk us back to Worthing - the Rangers slept through this part!
This was an amazing adventure - thank you to everyone who helped.