We are now in Amsterdam. Our cruise finished yesterday and we have spent a couple of extra days exploring this city. We are constantly watching out for bikes. There are many more bikes in Amsterdam than people and they have complete right of way, even trams stop at pedestrian crossings but not bikes!
Apologies for the lack of entries while we were on the cruise but wifi was very inconsistent - something to do with antennas having to be lowered for bridges and also the fact that we were often in areas not well serviced by phone towers. Anyway, cruise was fantastic. Saw lots of small towns and couple of large cities but the best thing was watching the world go by from our cabin or the lounge of the boat. Will add a few pictures of the boat with this update.
Tomorrow we head off to Brussels. We have arranged to meet up with the cruise director next Thursday in Ghent (where he lives). He is going show us around his home town which we are looking forward to. Ghent is about 30 minutes by train from Brussels and we had been planning to go there even before the offer of a personal guided tour.
More to come but will get some photos upload while I have good wifi.