After another delicious breakfast on board the Iris, we set off cycling at 9:00 AM. Some folks chose to set sail and get dropped off down stream to shorten their day and enjoy the pleasant cruise along the peaceful canal. The ride today was along bike paths through more agricultural farmland than previous days. We coasted past freshly tilled fields, down roadways lined with ancient willows, and by fragrant hedges of lilac trees and fresh flowers. It was so peaceful standing quietly alongside the path and taking in this sensory explosion. The quiet breeze was whistling through my helmet and I imagined that this ‘picture’ had not changed in centuries. What a wonderful three days of cycling through Belgium–we had a fantastic group and great fun together!