As our ship to South America has been delayed by a week, we decided to take a small detour to Luxembourg and Belgium to catch up with some friends, get our heater sorted in the Mog and do some sight seeing, and to fill up on cheap diesel in Luxemburg at €1.25 per litre.
We made a short stop at the European Space Centre, and the best thing we can say about it is that it has free wifi in the car park. It’s geared towards kids a lot younger than us!
Our heater had stopped working as it has a failsafe system, that if it fails to start 5 times in a row, then the next time it fails, it disables itself and you need to bring it to a dealer. We went to see Eberca who are the Belgium importers, and they really know their stuff.
On we went from here to visit with Stonne and Hilda who we had met in Morocco.
And from there it was a trip to Brugge. It’s a nice spot for a weekend, and here we met 4 folks that really impressed us and our hearts went out to,
10 months on the road, and they made it about 1/3 of the way around the planet. However, what we were shocked at was that they could not get visas to get into the UK in time for the Olympics, and were going to have to watch it on TV in Belgium. Bernard explained to us this was as far as they could go as they don’t think their visa will come through now. So near, and yet so far….