B&B Oude Houtmarkt
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... to get to the hotel. Apparently I viewed a whole section of the city that was not planned...I guess good exercise to help recover from my frustration. I then was able to find a laundromat as all my clothes, especially the biking clothes were in a need of a washing. I first went with one bag to figure out the process, it was about a 6 block walk and I was surprised by the "characters" on the street - young and loud. On the second trip, right outside the laundromat there were a ...
... but I wished I had a little maple leaf flag to add to the others at the soldier's feet.
A short distance down the road brought us to Tyne Cot, the final resting place of close to 12000 Commonwealth soldiers. Once inside the gates, I stood for a long time, trying to take in row on row on row on row of bone-white headstones, many without names, known only "unto God." If, as Albert Schweitzer once ...
... signs were slightly different and so was the road. It was weird. Yesterday we went for a walk around by ourselves after lunch. We went as a group for dinner after the wander and relaxed before bed. Today we are going to Bruges for free time, shopping and sight seeing ...
... his calling card in front of me, and engage me in conversation.
Nowell was introduced and immediately took to the role took on the role of my protective Big Daddy, and sanity was restored, although the general tittering continued for some time.
I do like to provide amusement where possible.
It seems that this Belgian Beer is stronger stuff than one might imagine and has a marked effect on the eyesight.
... more to write on the subject but not here.
At 7.30pm we gathered at the Mennin Gate, along with hundreds of others, to witness the Last Post Ceremony held each night at 8 pm. A very moving moment. Pam, Dennis and I had a wreath to lay so were able to be part of the ceremony which was very special.
It was the opening of the Christmas Fair in Ieper that night and at about 8.20 a fantastic fireworks display was presented. It went on for almost 20 ...