Mons, Belgium

Leisurely start to our morning. Breakfast in bed, well for me anyway! We’ve decided to stop near Rochefort tonight so we can visit the caves in Han-Sur-Lesse.

On our way we are going to visit Mons. Why you ask? Well it’s a sad reason to do with Everton and Tony drinking in the Mons pub before every home game!

Just east of Mons, we stop first at the beautiful and peaceful military cemetery at Saint-Symphorien.  It’s the resting place of both British and German soldiers from WWI, lots who died in the battle at Mons very early in the conflict, and also  of the graves of the first and last British soldier’s to die in the war.


Mons itself is not an attractive place. Could be anywhere apart from the unusual baroque dome topped belfry. We visit a gothic church, pose as angels and then visit the huge square, Grand Place, where we have a beer. A ‘Mons’  selfie is required to send to our EFC family on WhatsApp.


We leave Mons and drive towards our campsite. It’s turns out to be a pig of a journey as there are multiple lots of roadworks all causing delays. Feels a bit like home and not something we’ve experienced in Europe thus far. Luckily we arrive at the site with 30mins to spare before lock out. Site looks great and we’re set up in no time. Enjoy a lovely meal and a few drinks in the site restaurant before falling asleep watching Guardians of the Galaxy. Jet lag not entirely shaken off yet!

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