It rained, all our gear got muddy and wet, but we made it to Ypres early! Quite a big town, which we didn’t really get to enjoy as we were hiding from the weather in a Tourist Information building with free wi-fi. We were going to stay the night but our couchsurf host pulled out at the last minute, and it ends up that this particular weekend is a major holiday, so all hotels and hostels were full. Begrudgingly, we packed up and left for Kortrijk in the late afternoon.
On our way out we saw the Menin Gate which was hauntingly humbling, but didn’t stop to take a picture unfortunately. We did stop in a Spar for some Belgium waffles though.