Hotel Jean de Bruges
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We were awake early once again and therefore caught the 7.02 train to Amiens. John assembled the bikes while I went to the station to purchase our tickets. Too early for the ticket office to be opened, I had to trust the automatic ticket vending machines, and my rudimentary French to get us the right tickets. Fortunately after a couple of false starts, and some reassurance from the man in the information booth, we had bought the right ones. We were a little worried about how ...
... went the thermals, jackets, balaclavas and we headed off for a jaunt along the Somme. Yes it was picturesque but it was also flat and the scenery didn't change a lot so after about 7 km we turned back and took a tour around the town to finish. In the Beast we hopped and headed towards Amiens. Tomorrow we hope to go to a typical French market and see the Notre Dame Cathedral and if we can visit some catacombs in Naours. Do a tour if they are available. Well time to call it a day I ...
... to have all we need and once we fix up the niggly things it will be perfect for us for the next four and a half months. Tomorrow we are heading towards Amiens and will stop several times and ride along the Somme. It's great having bikes. You can see so much more everywhere. We are in the second superb campground tonight and so far the prices are a lot more reasonable than in Australia so that bodes well for the budget. Au ...
... further on. There was heavy bombardment of the Germans but this was ineffective and when the Aussies overtook the German trenches and moved to take those 150 metres on, there were no second trenches and the Aussies were sitting ducks. Question: Why did they go in broad daylight? There was another plan to take a high point called Sugarloaf with the British. Our 59th battalion attacked but the British decided not to, so our boys were slaughtered. Communication and planning was ...
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