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Today was one of those days that make you appreciate the ease of travel around Europe compared to the distances we travel in Australia.
This morning our day started with breakfast in Germany followed by lunch in the Netherlands, afternoon tea in France and dinner in Belgium! The time it takes us to drive from Proserpine to Rockhampton we drove through 4 different countries!
... Question: To which island was Napoleon Bonaparte exiled in 1815 after his defeat at Waterloo? Answer: St. Helena. It was not Alcatraz, the Channel Islands or Craggy Island as some teams put!! Me thinks some folk are not talking this quiz serious anymore!! Although we never won a quiz we were consistently only 1 or 2 points off the pace. The refreshing thing was that no one team was constantly winning making our team the most consistent therefore unofficially winning the title of ...
After our first farm visit, we crossed the border into France. Dr. Karcher literally stood up, said we're in France, and said we had to be back on the bus in five minutes. We drove through a very small town, and stopped at the church. We jumped out of the bus, tried spelling France, and I took a lot of pictures of the church, which was beautiful.
... spot. I arrived just before 7:30 and there was only one spot in the front row left!! There must have been more than last night, with the crowds being over 10 deep!! It is very moving, although it is amazing to stand beside people who sigh with impatience as the last wreath is placed and who ask friends why does it go for so long??!!
We covered 13 km walking today. Greg did some washing tonight including his socks which required numerous washes before the water stopped being brown!
... disastrous first battle on the Western Front on 19th-20th July, 1916. Instead there are rose gardens around two flat white crosses on the ground. Further up the road and to right is Le Trou Aid Post Cemetery. Since this has an old creek bed around it & is surrounded by weeping willows it is a very serene, thought-provoking setting.
The GPS that Pete Christie loaned us is wonderful. I can input the satellite co-ordinates for the next location and ...