We set off on the Ghent-Bruges canal route, which should have put us near Bruges only 50km later. Unfortunately, construction(again!!) made us detour from the canal path and we ended up on what we thought was our canal, when in fact we headed due South. We realized this about an hour in, and ended up logging our longest day so far.
Luckily there was beer and waffles to get us back on track
We saw some interesting WWII bunkers along the path that had been turned into animal habitats.
Finally arriving in Houtave, we met up with Trien's boyfriend, Dieter, who took a trip with me to the grocery in the pouring rain so we could get supplies; which also happened to push my odometer up to 99.4 km for the day.