BELGIUM – What to do on new year’s day? Party until 11 in the morning and sleep for the rest of the day? Visit family and friends? Go for a walk? Or why not go for a 1300 kilometer drive, along as few as possible motorways, and include as many as possible pointless detours? My friend (and WPP co-founder) and I decided to do the latter on January 1 2016, and can definitely recommend it!
My trip started in Zeist, the Netherlands, where my friend – who had left Amsterdam 45 minutes earlier – came to pick me up around 5 in the morning.
Towns like Brussels and Ghent were already far behind us by the time the 10 o’clock winter sunrise greeted us on the empty E40 motorway through the polders (a polder = an area with controlled water levels) of West Flanders, illuminating a landscape that, if it weren’t for the endless wall of appartment buildings lining the seafront in the distance, could have come straight out of a painting by Breughel.
We didn’t get round to visiting the seafront, so there’s another reason to revisit Kokzijde in the future.This entry was posted in Belgium, Flanders, Koksijde, West Flanders