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... no wonder the Germans respected us.
I knew this trip was not going to be all fun and frivolity .... perhaps I think a little to much about it but my mood definitely fit with the clouds overhead. Perhaps its the port I have in me whilst I spew forth me verbiage lol. Either way I recall being somber.... with a bathroom break...I was off to find me bike...and I tripped up on a pipe band....they just started to play next to the pub I was ...
... heard from again: "He is not missing. He is here."
We joined hundreds of people from around the world to witness the ceremony that has occurred every evening at 8 p.m. since 1927, interrupted only by the WW II German occupation. The multilingual buzz in the crowd hushed, and even the small children on their fathers' shoulders fell silent. An honor guard bugled "The Last Post," a bagpiper skirled ...
Poignant maybe......?? Our last 'thing' we did as we hopped into Belgium, just 45 minutes or so from Dunkirk.
The Belgian fire service play the last post at the Menin Gates every evening at 2000. Usually a short service and some well thought through words. Often visiting dignitaries........and tonight was the Mayor of Doncaster!!!!
All very moving. Surprise surprise!
... trench system. We were pleased we arrived just as two buses of school groups left, one of them being PLC Pymble. I had read and also reminded by Trevor at breakfast yesterday to take an extra pair of boots as it could be muddy. Could be??!! We were up to our ankles in mud and water and slush. Fortunately I had hiking boots but Greg just had old runners and so not only his shoes but also his socks were putrid very quickly. It really gave us a small taste of something else the ...
... 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 ...