Holiday Inn Express Arras
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... of the Ulster Tower, which is the memorial to the Irish Ulster Brigades who fought at the Battle of the Somme.
We went back to Albert for lunch and at that point, although there were 4 more ceremonies planned during the day and evening, the heat and the emotion had pretty much worn us out, and we got in the air conditioned car and took a long cool drive to the English Channel. Where it turned out to be every bit as hot as where we had ...
On the 13th of June we turned off the Canal du Nord onto the Somme canal/river. It is the first time since we left Reims that we have not been sharing the waterways with large and larger commercial boats. It is something of a relief to be back in calmer, quieter waters, but I thought it might be interesting to share a little about what life is like on the big commercials territory.
The canals of France (and Netherlands and Belgium and Germany) ...
I had nicknamed this week in Northern Normandy as "World War One Week," and if our trip through Belgium had not made that clear to the kids, today it surely did. Our agenda was simple enough: start at Beaumont-Hamel, travel north to Arras to visit a few smaller cemeteries and pay respects to some relatives, then to meet up with some students and staff from Twin Lakes and ODP at Vimy Ridge.
When we left in the morning we had hoped to get a jump on the ...
... and no sign of Gilly. So I returned to the hotel car park to see that he had gone. We thought that he might wait down the road for us. But on the 10 minute ride to the ferry terminal there was no sign of him. When we reached passport control we stopped and contacted him. He had gone through and was waiting for us near the ticket booth.
After giving him a round of 'proverbial's', we continued through the ticket booths. We obviously picked ...
... Train was cool but we were travelling backward the whole time. I guess I'd have to travel from Arras to Paris to go forward. The countryside was picturesque. So pretty here. Green fields and old country houses, just like you see when watching the Tour de France. Got a few happy snaps. I couldn't check into my BnB until 6 (its a home stay I found on Air BNB) so once I arrived I had about 7 hours to kill. I thought I could store my luggage at the train station, ...