Hôtel De L'Univers
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... Of approximately 3 million men in the line during that period, 1.2 million were killed, wounded or missing in action.
(The French also fought on the far south end of the line at the Somme, but their presence was limited due to the German attack at Verdun, which led France to her own private hell to match the British hell at the Somme.)
We set out on Tuesday June 30th (high temperature hit about 95 that day) first to ...
... parallel parked it in front of us as easily as you would park your auto, with about 8 feet to spare between his back end and our back end. He moved that thing sideways on a dime with no bow thruster. These guys are, by and large, immensely skilled boat drivers!
It turned out he wanted the parking space in order to put his car back on the barge, so we sat around to watch him do that, and then finally took a deep breath or two and headed off ...
... the tunnels, the Abbey and then a walk to the Vauban fort. It's surprisingly warm and muggy.
That evening we walk around the squares to a little restaurant for a casual dinner - Alan and Heinz have a "stew", Jaci tries the ham and cheese crepes and I have local chicken.
The Place des Heroes by night is quite a sight. I like ...
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.
2, 3, 4, 5 ...
... 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 ...