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Rather than coming back to Compiegne (where we are now) by the same route we left, the Canal du Nord, we wanted to get off the big waterways for awhile so when we left Belgium, we took the Escaut down to Cambrai, where it turns into the St Quentin Canal. There is a historical marker in Cambrai announcing that Emperor Napoleon and Empress Marie Therese opened the St Quentin Canal in 1810. It had been started in the late 1700's, as a link to allow barge traffic in the Paris region ...
Day 4 - left at 9am from Creil and rode along the edge of the Oise River, through an industrial area, then over the river and off into the hills, we came across a beautiful small stone village, and stopped for a break before, heading off again over farmland, with crops of barley, beets, beans and potatoes each of them seemed to lined with red poppies, and the occasional patch ...
... and I can compare what I saw now to how it looked then.
Anyway, in the actual clearing, which is a huge clearing now but was only a little opening in the trees back then, there are concrete monuments set on the location of Foch and the Germans’ train cars. There is a monument to Marshall Foch set off to one side. Down a long alley way of trees, there is another monument to the dead of WWI praising their ...
... park, and a dog tent that had 5 or 6 different kinds of dogs, along with 2 huge Irish wolfhounds (I think that’s what they were) or were wandering around off leash with their lady and child owners.
Friday night there was some kind of music in the park, plus something that involved a lot of talking on the loudspeaker. It was cold and gray and even rained a bit and we gave that a pass.
... decided that, that was it for today, so we made our way home.
Back on the train we were entertained by a man playing a violin, a nice way to travel. When he finished he took up a collection and moved to the next carriage, quite an entrepreneur.
Back home, Russ is watching tennis, The French Open, quite appropriate, it is just as well you can watch tennis without worrying about ...