hotelF1 Dunkerque centre St Pol sur Mer
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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 …
... day began with another frustrating look for the Yorkshire Trench located just on the city outskirts. We had unsuccessfully tried to find this place yesterday. Clear signs were at each end of the road in which this trench was located, however there was no sign at the actual site and so we had driven past it twice concentrating on the busy industrial traffic before finding this interesting site. This trench was uncovered as Ieper built an industrial precinct and over 200 bodies ...
... grass walkways and flower beds, are all beautifully maintained and well presented. Each has its own attraction as a respectful and peaceful place for the poor buggers who ended up there. A stark contrast was presented by the dark colours of the German Langemark Cemetery which is also a resting place for thousands of known and unknown soldiers. Such waste on both sides of the trenches. Also saw evidence of how muddy the landscape can get - the ploughed ...
The shop is closed, the restaurants serves a very limited menu, with healthy food stuffs like
sausages, chips, mushy peas, and mash potatoes. These culinary highlights can be complemented by a lukewarm drink of your own liking, like coke or orange juice.
Still beats swimming, though, so mustn't grumble! And my car has been parked right at the front of the car deck, so mine is the first car to get off the ship, or down with it ...
Bye for ...
... sent us back to town, so we grabbed the car, found our hotel, and settled down with some Flemish stew, frites and Belgium beer !!!
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After breakfast, we hauled our asses over to Duksmuide. We had never been there, but once in the town square, it was your typical Flemish square, so it felt similar to others that we had seen and it felt good.
A quick bit of history.
The Commonwealth nations didn't really ...
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