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... the ride and packed up and headed to lunch. Enjoyed one final lunch together then needed to say goodbyes and we left for the train station. Train ride to Brussels was very nice - both for the ride and processing all the wonderful people and adventures that was just completed. Arrived at the train station and realized the roads once again were really confusing. Walked a good distance in the wrong direction through the city with all my luggage until I found a subway station - then I ...
... three hours inside the museum, we re-emerged into bright sunshine on the cobbled square outside the Cloth Hall and headed out of town. Our first destination was the Saint Juliaan memorial to the Canadian troops who perished during the first gas attack on Ypres in 1915. The Brooding Soldier monument watched over us and a few others who gazed up at him in the quiet afternoon. I don't view myself as ...
... videotaped the ceremony thank goodness! I will share with you later. The Menin Gate - is a memorial to all British and commonwealth soldiers (except New Zealand and Newfoundland) that have no known grave - over 55,000!!! The ceremony has taken place every evening at 8pm since 1927 - except during German occupation during WWII. It was standing room only at the ceremony this evening Looong day - looking forward to bed ...
In one quiet moment, out rang someone's mobile phone.
Awks... defo mega awks.
Dinner was fun. We joined Bibbi and Nowell in het kleine stadhuis in the corner of the Groote Maarkt. Delicious food, and great company, and yours truly even managed to pull, to the boundless amusement of the others.
Adrian Haigh, artist who lives with his two cats in Rutland had finally sunk enough beers to be bold enough to lean over ...
... these graves and paid our respects ........ just in case. Then we went to the Messines Ridge British Cemetery. We found Joe's name. Can't describe how I was feeling at this stage. Chris gave me a memorial cross to place by Joe's name. I am yet to find out if any other member of the family has been here and if so I wonder how they felt. To have been in the area where Joe fought, died and still lies .......... somewhere, is something I never ever dreamed I would do. There ...