In Flanders Fields the Poppies blow, between the crosses, row on row
Today is a very special day aboard Tauck’s beautiful new ms Inspire, as we wind our way towards Brussels as part of this Belgium & Holland in Spring river cruise itinerary. Not only do we get to visit Antwerp, we’re setting out this evening on one of the premiere events on this itinerary: a journey to Ieper (Ypres) and the moving In Flanders Fields Museum.
In Antwerp, I took the opportunity to get together with a good friend of mine – Mr. Mike Louagie, editor of SHIPPAX CFI and founder of the wonderful website Black, Blue, Green – and a Touch of Pink. After a delicious Belgian breakfast at the STORM restaurant near the river Mas, we set out on a photography exploration of this fascinating city.
Some images from my photo-book this morning:
Guests participating in Tauck’s included tour of Antwerp could embark on a fantastic walking tour of the city, followed by a visit to the newly-opened Red Star Line Museum and a Belgian beer tasting. Belgium makes some of the world’s best beers, and though German readers may disagree with me (their beers are damn good, too), I really enjoy Belgian kreik – Cherry Beer.
Our Live Voyage Report from the maiden voyage of Tauck’s new ms Inspire continues tomorrow from Maastricht, Netherlands. Be sure to follow along on twitter by following @deckchairblog or the hashtag #LiveVoyageReport.