Comfort Hotel Lille L'Union
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... to transfer at Lille. Not just trains, but entire train stations! It was a 10 minute dash across the streets to jump on the next train. Who needs drugs when you can get that sudden, intense rush of adrenaline that comes from having only minutes to find your next train. What platform? Where is that? Argh! Ha-ha! Today was our day though - smooth sailing from start to finish.
... barges and a container port as well as a few cruisers.
When we moored up at Mons we were helped by an Australian couple David and Melanie. They are originally from Rhodesia and now Australians and live in Perth. They had lived for a time in South Africa, China and Indonesia due to David being a mining engineer. David is now retired so they just bought their ex hire boat 2 weeks ago to travel Europe.
The port of Mons is very similar ...
... to ST where the WiFi was supposed to work on the boats but didn’t (it might have been switched off when they closed down the club house for the night. It was a lovely club atmosphere with good food and plenty of it and good choice of Belgian beers. Perfect.
We had intended to go and see Perones but we enjoyed the club so much we did not venture outside the gates. We did not have any information about the place so perhaps there was not much to see ...
... we refereed to as Uncle Uncle Uncle for the remainder of the trip) and track his journey from when he arrived to when he died. John was also able to point me in the direction of the 50 page file on NN which I can obtain and will use to put together a book about him for my Uncle Ian. NN was in the 37th battalion and arrived in Belguim and saw immediate action in mid 1916. In what could only be classed as one of those amazingly serendipitous occasions, ...
... John McCrae so it was easy to tell them where I was from.
What a tremendous waste of millions of human lives on all sides for really no purpose in remote fields in rural Belgium almost 100 years ago.
There were a lot of stops and location visits during the day - thank goodness for pictures because there were so many areas that we traveled through that it becomes a blur. ...
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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