The harbor pilot joined us a few hour before we reached the Zeebrugge port
Welcome to Belgium.... the land of chocolate and lace
We are off to meet the three 8 passenger taxi vans that I reserved for the ride to/from Bruge
The Market Square had not yet filled with its usual mob of tourists
It was only a 15 minute ride to the city ... and we arrived quite early before the shops opened
The carriage horses were resting ...
... and the carriages were sitting idly by. They'd get quite busy later
Some early risers were enjoying breakfast
Brian and Ann, Aussies from Melbourne, left the ship here to train to Amsterdam. They planned to stay in Europe another month.
We walked around a bit ...
... checking out some of the sites bordering the Market Square
... until we ran into Neil's Aussie group having a bite outside of ...
... this fancy music club
Finally at 10:00 AM the shops opened and we became very busy perusing many of them