So this is why I really went to Bruges. The Mrs wanted a day out and I stupidly suggested we cycle to Bruges along the canal. It may be flat in Flanders but 80km cycling is still painful. The trip back as it was getting dark made it worth wile though. One thing I really like about Belgium (beer and chocolate aside) is the light. Because the land is so flat those magic hours of golden light at dusk and dawn linger on a few minutes more and as it does the sky is drenched in deeply saturated colours.