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6th June 2003
Brugge – Dunkirk
Formule 1 Dunkirk 26€
Fine 23 degrees
We left Brugge and headed for Ypres (Leper) to see the graves of the soldiers of WW1 and WW2. It was very moving to see the large number of graves of such young men. The cemeteries were well cared for with manicured lawns and lovely …
3 hrs to Thurrock,way ahead of time so coffee at services. Bad move. As we came out a truck had caught fire before the bridge and led to over an hour delay. We were offered an early train so took it and ended up in Calais at 4:00. 30 mins drive to our fave little site in Licques. Omelette and frites for tea washes down with Organic Cotes du Rhone at £2:50 a bottle from ...
... blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie, In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with those who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields. ...
... shrapnel in a farmers field next to hill. After touring the museum we had dinner in a fantastic Belgian restaurant - I had a Flemish stew that was amazing and Josh had steak and oysters. We finished out the day taking in the ceremony at Menin Gate. Josh and the SFDCI students had an opportunity to take part in the ceremony. The students laid a wreath in honour of the fallen. Unfortunately, I couldn't see a ...
... enjoyed an uneventful trip through the tunnel to France (despite a train breaking down in the tunnel only 2 days earlier and leaving passengers stranded 7 miles inside the tunnel for hours!).
From Calais we had our first adventure driving on the opposite side of the road along a 130kph limited freeway. Only one near mishap with Andy turning left onto a road instead of the right, but quickly corrected before oncoming traffic got ...
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