Monday, 26 September 2016

Ice Cream at Middelkerke

Brussels to the coast takes time
Train to La Panne – end-of-line
Working farms, Tielt's rows of leeks
Ripening corn, lost village streets...

A meander skirting Flemish fields
Tractors garner harvest yields ...
The coast abuzz – deep sapphire skies
Beach overshadowed by high-rise.

The dunes are just a walk away
Glass-fronted bars keep sand at bay!
Once-in-a-lifetime thing to do
Take the kusttram – see the view!

Families stroll along the digue
Residential villas at Coxyde
Nieuwport-on-Yser with huge locks
Floodgates – the German army stops!

Colonnades and Kursaal at Ostend
Grey waves and buildings never end!
At Middelkerke - a brief stop
A luscious ice cream hits the spot!

Blankenberge - now run-down,
A family-oriented town
At last - Nirvana! Knokke-Heist
Where accommodation is high-priced!

Six Euros for a full day's ride
Intriguing views on every side
Amazing coastal revelation:
A bargain and an education!

(c) Poet in the woods 2016

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