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... from the fire brigade playing the last post to remember the commonwealth soldiers that passed through the gate on their way to the Western Front with thousands never to return. The people of Belgium hold Australians in very high regard and everywhere you go they make you feel welcome.
Tonight we stayed in Lille, France and we are off to explore the WW1 memorials in the morning.
... something of the spirit which we imagine might have been felt by others in their dire circumstances a hundred years ago. After a spot of lunch in the van, we drove a short way south out of Poperinge to the site of what was the largest "Evacuation Hospital" in the Ypres Salient. This was at Lijssenthoek. Its functions and size grew as the war worsened. In the end it was a town of huts and tented accommodation at a railway transfer site. Wounded came in from ...
... round after he had done his pick up.
We then had our first lock for the day and called them up on VHF and again no reply, but this time they just showed us the green light so we went in. All went well except when they opened the lock gates, they did not change the light to green. We had to leave on a red light which was not correct, but could not see any alternative.
We then tied up at Watten for lunch and had a ...
... memorial to remember the soldiers. Daisy and I went iceskating by the Christmas markets. It was nice to celebrate Christmas tree with snow and a real Christmas tree. But still missed the sun the beach and everyone back home very much!
But the food is great in Belgium, typical breakfast = cecemel (chocolate milk), chocolate spread on bread and chocolate and Belgium chocolate of course. lethal but satisfying.
We took a train one day to the beautiful city of Brugge ...
... not see, and when they passed the boat it skewed to one side. With Richard's help he did well to keep us roughly in the direction that we wanted to go.
Vessels at sea carry different identification marks from their masts to inform others of its type and purpose. For example we passed a few fishing vessels along the way. We could tell at a distance whether they or not they had their nets out, and on which side ...