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... city. Unfortunately, we got stuck in a
traffic jam and so by the time we arrived at the campsite it was mid-afternoon
and the enthusiasm had gone. The sun is still shining but the temperature was
more pleasant in the mid 20’s.
At the moment, we are sat on the ferry back to Dover. We stayed in a campsite at Malo de Bains last night just ...
We were sitting up in bed at 4.30am this morning, contemplating whether we should postpone the trip because we were both feeling so awful. We managed to convince ourselves to get on with it and not be such wimps. That said - we don't just get colds, we get full blown chest infections which last for weeks - we haven't really got rid of the last lot.
It was a beautiful morning and once we were on the road ...
... soldiers who had no known grave from the action between April 9 & 12, 1917. In front of its soaring columns is a sculpture of a young grieving woman looking out over the countryside. It is said to depict the young nation of Canada mourning her dead. There were also a few cemeteries in the grounds.
Then we went on to Zivy Crater where 48 men were buried as a result of a blast there. Their bodies have never been recovered, just their names ...
... set the mood for a walk through the 12,000 graves in the largest Commonwealth War Graves cemetery in the world. Many of the graves had no name because the bodies could not be identified. The soldiers here camer from Commonwealth countries including Britain, Canada, Australia and New ...
... I doubt I would even be able to run that far in 1.5 hours, let alone walk it with 20kg on my back. There were no buses so we took a very helpful taxi out to Calais - Frethun and we were there with 20 minutes to spare!
Right - originally I was going to put this all under Paris but the blog will get too long and it is late now so need some sleep. I will post about Paris over the next couple of days!
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