Actually, the second for the trip, first for Belgium, and first planned. A guy on the other side tried to tell me something. Hard to hest him across the canal, and I don't speak French.
A little further down, mosquitos came out of nowhere. I increased my pace, which seemed to work.
Next, it felt as I ran into a hail storm every 100 meters. It was of course mosquitos, not hail. So THAT was what he was trying to tell me. But will the south side of the canal be better?
(Yes, it was)