Hôtel De L'Univers
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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No matter where you drive, you always see wind turbines. Sometimes a few, sometimes fields or rows of them. As we drive towards these scattered locations, notice the fields have drying corn, others sprouts of green or some obscure green crop. Piled ready for collection are gigantic heaps of sugar beet and potatoes, enormous haystacks, even though there's limited livestock seen, and farmers busy ploughing, cutting, gathering.
... among the graves.
Dernacourt, Jeancourt, Grevilles. Each cemetery has its own register, for those buried and those whose names are inscribed on the memorial. We recorded our visit and the soldier searched for on Lyn's behalf. Initially I was doing a friend a favour and out of curiosity, but it soon became personal to locate each and every one.
Day 2 - Saturday 6th September, 2014
We were up bright early for the 8.45am ferry crossing to Calais. Gilly, as usual did his usual 'slow motion' impression of loading up his bike, putting his helmet on and actually getting on the bike. Les and myself were already prepared and ready to get off. So we told Gilly that we were going up the road a couple of yards as we were on a slope and wanted to be on the flat.
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... and a bit more time at the Australian National Memorial. Then off to the Devonshire Cemetery, Gordon Cemetery then back to Mametz Wood seeing the sun was out and hoping to get the bright colours of the Welsh Memorial. Before heading back to the campsite, pizza & beer for tea and heading off to sleep with it ...
... a smoke, started chatting to me in French. When he realised I couldn't speak french he whipped out his mobile and we chatted via google translate. I thought he was just being polite but he stayed with me until my train departed. And I mean he STAYED with me. He walked me to my seat, put my bag up in the overhead storage and sat down to chat until the announcement told him all non passengers must get off the train. (Well I think thats what it said) The train trip was ...