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Travel Blogs from Wimereux
... to Southampton for his habitation service and some other odds and ends to be done. He will be cleaned inside and out and be readied for his next trip. The plan is to take him to Wales to introduce him to Livvy and Millie in the next few weeks. Then he will be prepared for his Christmas trip to Alet-les-bains and the Languedoc. Only seven weeks to go before he puts his French specs on again.
It's amazing to realise that we adopted Monty one year ...
... surprised to find a WWI cemetery this far away from the front line and after reading the info panel, we learned that Wimereux and Boulougne-s-Mer formed an important hospital centre from 1914 to 1918. The medical units at Wimereux used the existing communal cemetery, with the south-eastern half set aside for the Commonwealth graves. We noticed that the grave stones here were placed flat in the ground and later learned that this was because of the sandy nature of ...
... Dunkerque to Oye-Plage (not our
intended destination) was 25 miles in the worst wind conditions we've
ever had. We were cycling on D601 with lots of traffic. Part way
thru the day, Chuck had a flat rear tire. After that, we decided to
call it a day at the nearest campground because we were physically
exhausted. Being that the next day was a national holiday, we went
to the store for provisions. We decided not ...
... Two particular events I really enjoyed was being able to see where Anna's dad worked and Wakeboarding.
Anna's dad is a director at the global, non profit organization called L'Arche. L'Arche is a program that houses and provides care and work for disabled adults with learning difficulties. We took a walk around the Ambleteuse complex in which I was surprised at how big it was. With 7 houses that house around 75 people including volunteers. The company has contracts ...
... on this particular day was a heritage day where old houses are open to the public to view. I think it's very popular in Paris. But here in Wimereux Anna and I tagged along a guided group which stopped at various houses throughout the town. Although it was in French! There was one big house which was the last one on the tour that was built in the late 1800's and was occupied by the English in the first world war and occupied by Germans the in the Second world war.
So a ...