Le 1815 Hotel
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After a calm crossing from Dover to Dunkirk we headed through France towards Lille and then Bruxelles so we could stop off at the Battlefield of Waterloo - Tony is an avid fan of Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe novels and so wanted to see the famously final battle site between Napoleon and Duke of Wellington (who I can't help but imagine did look like …
... but we do head for London in the morning, we passed by a tavern on The Grand Place that had live music and brewed their own beer...so we had to stop in! Well, needless to say, the beer was good, the music was better (2 guys from Canada...really talented and good....John and Christie got their names and learned they have an album which they will be buying online once they get home!!), and we didn't get back to the hotel until after midnight...so here I sit at 1:30 ...
Forgot to mention on Saturday's blog - while having lunch with Jean-Philippe and family, we got a phone call on Veronica's mobile - by the time Veronica got it out of her bag it rang out - a missed call from our son Peter's girlfriend Rachel.
Veronica hit the return call button and got a French speaking man on the phone - she couldn't understand him, and after a few fumbling attempts to communicate she hung up.
A few moments later the mobile rang and Veronica answered and ...
Take a look at the photos on yesterday's blog - there are some more.
Well, another big day in Belgium!
After a lovely continental breakfast in our B&B, Jean-Philippe, Christine and Rebecca picked us up for a visit to Brugge, which is in the north of Belgium. The area is Flemish and people living there speak in Dutch - the south ...
Caught the train at 6.55am – under the Channel and then a stop at Calais where the Howes disembarked for their journey to Bayeux in Normandy.
Veronica and I travelled onto Brussels where we were met by our good friends Jean-Philippe, Christine and Rebecca Lebeau – they had a fantastic sign saying "Gary & Veronica Welcome", with the Belgium and Australian flags. It was good to see them after two and half years – we had met ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed