The Menin Gate B&B
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Very impressive gate and evening service
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Nice to hear from people at home. Hope your having a ice time away from home. I hope ruby gets lots of love. Yesterday we left Albert and drive to Ypres in Belgium! There wasn't even boarder security between the two countries. We just went over a bridge and all of a sudden the signs were slightly different and so was the road. It was weird. …
... buy some of their delicacies to enjoy. We also paid a visit to the Antwerp Train Station, this station would have to be the most spectacular train station in the world and we were again mesmerised by its beauty this time.
Tonight we crossed back into Belgium from France and attended the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres. The ceremony is at 8pm every night and ...
... the poppies blow, Between the crosses, row on row... --------------------------------------- ------------ And so the poem goes on, written by John McCrae, a Canadian doctor at Ieper (French - Ypres) who wrote it on the death of his best friend Alexis Helmer, killed in action in 1915. It's not until you see the huge WWI cemeteries that the full enormity and tragedy of what occurred sinks in. I walked around Tyne Cot Cemetery, containing the graves ...
... there. I walked down and hill.....and realized....holy **** I was in a crater....it was freaking huge....that must of been a big boom....it was like 70,000 lbs of explosives in it. Wow...its all I had in me head....wow....back to the bike time to find some Canadian sites....Hill 62...a Canadian battleground.
So off I went...the skies opened up...time to put me gear on so pull in under a tree and got me slickers on and off I went...not far away ...
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