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If you want to go camping, good news!!! There's a place, at 4km from the city center with a man made lake, cafeteria, games, barbecue, pedal boats and swimming pool with water slide, called Camping de l'Orient** (Rue Jean Baptiste Moens 8, 7500 TOURNAI). For more information and reservations, please call on this number : +32 (0) 69 22 26 35.
Where to eat?
There are plenty ...
It is divisively getting fall here.We Celebrated Peter Model,s Birthday on an Boat in the Lake of Constance which was very nice. Then Leaving Switzerland in my Bristol to England to have it Serviced . On the way refueling in France I got really bad Biofuel which was completely yellow and left me stranded on the Freeway after a few miles. Had to take the 3 Solex Carburetor s apart ...
Set off this morning to Villers Bretoneaux to see the Australian War Memorial from World War 1. Raining all the way. Arrived and found the road closed but of course that did not deter Mr Evennett. Round the barriers he went and ended up at the memorial. He got out in the rain and took a couple of pictures. Amiens next stop, still raining and traffic ...
... When it time to call the arranged taxi, we discovered that our "taxi driver" was, in fact, the chef! We piled into the car (David attempting to get into the driver's seat again) and we took off reaching 140 clicks in 3.4 seconds (it was terrifying)! In the gloom without street lights, we eventually found Butterworth.
Breakfast was another experience...but that's another story for another blog.
until next time
... reception. The tourist information found me an hotel and when I went for some food the waitress gave me a warm smile.
What makes it worse is my step grandfather worked in the mines there, my Father went to school there with his brothers and sister and my other grandfather was there during the first world war.
If you ever want to go to the first world war attractions in Cambrai do not stay in the town just vivit for the day