To begin, we headed south through the dunes that lie behind the beach. It was a lovely walk in sand dunes, forests and through a couple of small towns. I was wearing my Garmin GPS watch so I can say we walked 13 km before seeing the sign that said "France". At that point, we walked out to the beach where we had our picnic lunch. Afterwards we walked north on the beach. By the time we got back to the car, we had covered 24 km. I was tired but feel good.
Afterwards, we met Sophie, Ursula and the kids who had arrived at the beach a few hours after us. We had an incredibly unhealthy dinner at a Flemish chip stand, then drove home. It was a nice day.