Isn’t it true that the best things in life are free?
I‘m sort of a sucker when it comes to coin-operated “viewing binoculars” at scenic overlooks.
I always drop in the quarters, only to find — upon looking through the eye piece — that I was probably better off saving my money instead.
And it somehow cheapens the entire experience, as if I’d been cheated out of a promise of a better view.
That’s why I was so happy to run across a “free” viewing window along a bike path near Kelmis, Belgium.
It frames the place beside the lake where an old water-powered mill once stood.
Behind it, and unmistakable to the ear, was the sound of running water, also part of the old industrial landmark.
Talk about getting my money’s worth!