Hotel Le Chat Botte
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It might have sounded in my blog as an unknown Paradise to many of you, maybe some of you never believed all the wonderful things I wrote down...I can not blame you, it did seem like a story you read in a book or a movie you watch on tv...a place with wild animals, pure nature and smiling faces wherever you look...just one of the countries added on my 'to recommend' list. I don't need to convince anybody of my stories or my experiences, I have lived it and ...
... 8217;s Grt, grt, grt Uncle William had been a stretcher bearer in the NZ regiment that saved the town. We walked around and found the memorial to the NZers who had distracted the Germans by creating lots of smoke and they launched a surprise attack by climbing up a ladder they constructed to get them up the wall. It was a hot day and everyone was tired.
We spent the afternoon in a big shopping mall buying some new clothes!
... kindly let us use their washing machine so we had clothes to wear the next day! Their house was set in a beautiful English country garden they had developed form a paddock over the last 30 years. Mike and I slept down stairs and the 3 children were in beds up stairs with a sloped roof and skylight. There were photos of their travels all over the walls and they were keen for us to help them plan their trip to NZ.
... morning, we checked out and rode the 30ks back into Gent. It was a straight ride, and we only went in for brunch !!! Afterwards, I wanted to take one last photo of the bikes, so I parked them up, and once again, people from the US, Belgium and Spain wanted to talk to us. Bloody bikes !!! 30ks later, we were back at the car.
A brief stop in Iper as the chocolates there are excellent, and you never get bored of the Menin Gate, and London bound we were headed.
... Flying Services Memorial commemorates over 1,000 men of the Royal Naval Air Service, the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Air Force, who have no known grave. We looked around the memorial for a little while and then headed off to Vimy Ridge.
We started off by visiting the monument, which is a tribute to all Canadians who risked or gave their lives for freedom and peace in the First World War. The monument is enormous, resting on a bed of 11,000 tonnes ...