BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Alize
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... that we'll probably only succeed in getting lost so head back to the centre. Sure enough, we're lost. LOL. Anyway, with a bit of technological help, we find ourselves again and then retrace our steps back to the car. It's now 2:30 and time to head to Belgium. Tricky though, as out GPS only has a map for France. Good thing I bought a proper paper map before we left Lorient and it covers the route to Ypres. So off we go. Once we get into ...
... no wonder the Germans respected us.
I knew this trip was not going to be all fun and frivolity .... perhaps I think a little to much about it but my mood definitely fit with the clouds overhead. Perhaps its the port I have in me whilst I spew forth me verbiage lol. Either way I recall being somber.... with a bathroom break...I was off to find me bike...and I tripped up on a pipe band....they just started to play next to the pub I was ...
After breakfast, Frankie and I cycled to the Aldi shop in Handzame a few kilometres from the house. We bought a little top secret something for family at home. Cool easterly breeze behind us as we rode home again. Billy finished his "homework" and we set off north to a German military cemetery near Diksmuide. Like the one we visited near Ypres, this seemed to lack maintenance. Presumably the defeated nation did not have resources, access and co-operation from the ...
... by Commonwealth forces in Belgium before the final advance to victory. New Zealand chose to commemorate its dead on memorials closely associated with the battlefields on which they had lost their lives. More than 1100 are listed among the missing at Tyne Cot; it was poignant moment to see my own name listed. New Zealand memorials are also at Messines & Polygon Wood.
... which overlooked a canal to the front and surrounded by lush greenery all around.
We then walked back into the centre of the town to "In Flanders Fields Museum" which was a world class learning experience for all. It was a highly interactive experience with many audiovisual displays which really engaged everyone while at the same time paying respects to the at times heartbreaking or at others fascinating stories of war.
After that we crossed over the ...