Each year in June Waterloo city organizes a trip for all seniors from 60 years on. This year the trip took us per bus to Antwerp, and then we went on a cruise ship for lunch, made a tour through Antwerp's habor while having lunch. Together with Nicole and another friend we went on this trip.
This was the invitation and program. The lunch was excellent !
First we had a Sea food pastry in a Nantua sauce is a classical French sauce consisting of a Béchamel sauce base, cream, crayfish butter and crayfish tails. Then a slice of pork in a pepper creamed sauce, vegetables and a potato cake. As desert we had a Panna cotta which was delicious.
The views were not so nice and I couldn't take pictures
because we were all sitting under deck, and the windows were so dirty. There was no air and we had a place probably above the engine, because there was a terrible petrol smell. It got a little better while we were navigating, but as soon as we had finished the second plate, we went on deck in the fresh air and took our coffee and desert with us ! That was the best part of the cruise.
Besides huge petrol and cruise ships which were anchored there to be repaired and revised, there was one interesting ship you could rent for birthday or wedding or other parties. There was even a swimming pool on board.
After two hours on the ship we left it. I thought that people our age wouldn't behave like a school class, but I was wrong, people pushed you aside and it was "Me first" for most of them as if the boat would leave without them. As it is the use to have wine at table, white for fish and red for meat, some of them were very cheerful and a man had fallen asleep on a chair and had to be woken up. We all laughed. It was still better then last year were I wasn't on the trip, one got lost and missed the bus, and the police found him peacefully sleeping on a bench in a park. He returned by train !
Then we had a free time in Antwerp before we returned to our buses and went back to Waterloo.
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