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... lined gum-boots and we did our last shop before our departure. Thursday morning, we headed down to the Harbour in Dover, and because we arrived in plenty of time and the ferries were running late, we were moved to an earlier boat, but then it was full-steam ahead for France!
When we landed in France, we made our way to Lens (near Lille) where we had the chance to have our first experience in an Aires du Camping. The camping spot in Lens is new, ...
... 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 ...
... phone flashlight app....handy ..... saw quite a bit.... Time to go again....
I wanted to now find Hooge crater....its actually another mine put under the enemy lines and blowed up ....big crater apparently...and about here I find the Hooge museum ... and it had a restaurant...so in I went. Very cool museum...tons of stuff to see......and it was time for a cafe au lait... they do do coffee in a good way here...do not know why but it tastes awesome. ...
It was a fairly easy, but stinking hot, 50 miles to Ypres although we were a bit side-tracked by road-works on arrival at the town. Silly Emily couldn't understand why we did not drive down the road she told us…which was blocked by a crane and a hole in the road! She then had her usual "do a U-turn" and “re-calculating” moment before getting back on track.
The aire at Ypres was on the outer edge of Camping Jeugstadion, with 4 lots of 3 spaces in each ...
... Gran got up one morning and laid a place for Cliff at the breakfast table. She said that he had returned in the night and talked to her and she had made him a cup of tea. They received the telegram to say he was missing in action a few days later. She received his things from the pockets of his great coat, which was sent to her by a German Army Officer, who asked her not to say anything about what he had done or he would get into trouble. This meant that ...
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