One night in Deinze and a lovely river

Moving off from Brugge we broke up our journey by stopping the night in Deinze. A nice enough town with a great park for the dogs to romp in and  Carrefore for me to get some supplies.  We’d been playing with the big boys again and while this is exciting stuff you do need your wits about you and so it doesn’t make for a relaxing journey. We were all very tired, especially after our Sunday roast.

We decided to take the pretty route this morning and headed off where the big boys can’t go … much more relaxing.  The sun even showed itself briefly. Almost constantly along the route were a stunning array of beautiful houses and mansions all with beautifully manicured lawns.  Gardening seems to be a bit of an obsession here … very regimented lines and carefully trimmed.  Plus statues seem to be a mark of wealth. I saw some beauties.

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Some of the statues looked extremely expensive.

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Giant green cow!

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Enormous red dog!

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My personal favourite.

Some were not so expensive but charming nonetheless.

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I have this one in green at home.

I also spied a pet deer.

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And a man filming us going by.

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I also caught this woman unawares feeding the ducks.

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My camera is now exhausted!

We have moored for the night in a very pretty village called St Martens-Latem where even the police station looks opulent.

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