• Spring Break in Belgium

  • Belgium  Ypres & Bruges.. Thursday 27th

    Something to look forward to, during the cold weeks of winter?

    The basic plan is to get a mid-morning ferry from Dover to Calais on Thursday 27th

    mid-afternoon on Sunday 30th

    After Calais, a cross-country route, with  of course  suggested sight-seeing along the way. You will

    arrive at our hotel  Hampshire Hotel O, DHondtstraat 4, Ypres  in good time for dinner, a wander

    around this lovely town, and a visit to the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate. Overnight: Hotel O

    On Friday morning another cross-country route, with more sight-seeing will get us to Bruges for the

    first of two nights at our hotel  Floris Hotel, Hoefijzerlaan 37.

    All day Saturday in Bruges. Bruges is a pedestrian's dream town, with history, beautiful scenery,

    canal cruises, arguably Europes best beer, and friendly locals; so, whats not to like?

    Sunday morning will see us heading back to Calais, with oodles of time to shop before getting the

    mid-afternoon ferry back to Dover.

    And the cost? This will be 240.00 per person sharing a twin or double room including breakfasts, for

    three nights, the return ferry crossing for a car with two people, and all the usual maps and route notes.

    Dinners are not included this time, but there are oodles of places of all types and prices, close to both


    As always, it would be hugely helpful if anyone who might think of coming along would let us know  

    by phone, letter, email, pigeon  or just holler! We need to know (well, rally the hotels need to know)

    pretty quickly.

    There will probably be a limit of 20 cars and no, they dont have to be classics, but by all means

    bring your classic should you wish.

    A cheque for 25.00 per car, made payable to CLASSIC DRIVES will reserve you a place, or if you

    prefer to pay by bank transfer we will let you have the Classic Drive bank details.

     to Sunday 30th

     March 14.

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    A man rushed into a busy doctor's surgery and shouted, "Doctor! Doctor! I think I'm shrinking!" The

    doctor calmly responded, "Now, settle down. You'll just have to be a little patient."

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    Jim Gavin, Hunt Cottage, Wisborough Green, West Sussex RH14 0HN

    Tel: 01403 700220. Email: jimgavin@btinternet.com