Saturday Sept. 28. A day on the road through Flanders and Wallonia

Written by Jack van Ommen on September 28th, 2013

Because I have a nice quiet spot on a tributary to the Scheldt in the Oudenaarde marina, I decided to do my search for the possible lead for Rose Marie’s biological mother today. It was complicated to get there by train. It took changing trains in 3 different towns and 4 hours to cover the approximately 50 mile distance. It was a 6 mile bike ride from the last station to the small village near the French border. Unfortunately it was not the result I had hoped for but at least that is now settled and the search continues in a new direction. But I had a wonderful day. Bright sunshine, checking out the quaint villages, in two of them I had over an hour wait for the next connection. The bike ride was a delight through the rolling hills. Corn and sugar beets being harvested. From my last station I was able to get to Leuven/Louvain with just a change of trains in Brussels. Corrine and Euan picked me up. I plan to be at 10 a.m. service in the St. Peter church here in Louvain and then I’ll return to Oudenaarde and will be me on my way south again. I expect to be on the French waterways on Tuesday.

 

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