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... in a car !
In a ferry's , we went 1hour for travelers a sea .
In the port of Dover , I sen a beautiful island !
After , in Canterbury , this cathédral was big !
A wet, windy and cool day to visit Tyne Cot cemetery, Ypres and the Vimy Ridge memorial. Tyne Cot is the largest Commonwealth War cemetery with over 12,000 soldiers from the Great War buried there. The cemetery is in the village of Passchendaele. We started there this morning with the rain and the rain kept following us. After Tyne Cot, we went into Ypres for a visit at the Menin ...
... that she has heard ghostly horses whinnying along the paths round here. After breakfast we go to the famous War Cemetery at Thiepval, where the names of all the 77000 UK dead who had no grave are commemorated. The car park is full of English coaches and children from Hull and Beverly mill around us. One or two of them are well prepared. They sit at the computers, attempting to trace the names of their relations, but most are pretty confused. So ...
... piece of engineering we have ever seen, not unlike the Falkirk wheel, but works on the principle of 2
cradles holding water that the boats sail in to which are then hoisted 75 metres up using counterbalance concrete weights. We watched a video first which explained it all then stood and waited until one of the lifts operated so we could see all the cables and gearings work.
Back down on the 5th ...
... reinforced with hundreds of tonnes of steel. The monument itself is made of limestone and the figures adorning it were sculpted on site. The steps on the west side are flanked by a statues of a female and male mourner. On the east side, overlooking the Douai Plain, is the sorrowing figure of a woman that represents Canada – a young nation mourning here dead. Carved on the walls of the monument are the names of 11,285 Canadian soldiers who were ...
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