Hôtel De L'Univers
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... the lives of the soldiers from the "colonies". Yet here in Belgium, the Australian and New Zealand troops were held in high esteem by the locals, who now honour their sacrifice by tending and maintaining the cemeteries and monuments. Monash, Penny would be pleased to know, is a much decorated and revered General, whose engineering and practical knowledge gave the Australians at least a fighting chance. We stayed in Ypres ...
Here we are in Peronne, day after the big thunderstorm which took out the towns power, we wandered to town on Saturday morning and saw the local market then went to go to the museum I the castle, but unfortunately it was closed all day because the power was not able to be reconnected to the town. We had coffee and I managed to use the Internet to load up several days of this blog, as I am unable to do so using my French SIM card as a hot ...
... and we did so for the most part. There are always a few quirks with driving as directions, maps and reality do not always equate. So while we ended up on an unexpected back road, we did come across a bunker, a large chateau, and a pair of pheasants. We arrived at Beaumont-Hamel shortly after 9am and were probably among the earliest visitors that day, though by the time we left the parking lot was beginning to fill up and a bus trip filled with British ...
... where the attendant wasn't on a productivity bonus because all the other booths were clearing there queues at the rate of 4 to every one of ours!!
Anyway, onto the ferry and onwards to France. The trip took about 90 minutes and then we were in Calais.
Courtesy of Gilly's errant Satnav we had an unscheduled tour of Calais. Lots of refugees were hanging about the ferry terminal and wandering aimlessly around the town. The best ...
... not. Thankfully I'm travelling light these days, however my new bag is drunk. It has wheels but the slightest alteration in terrain and it wobbles all over the place. I walked around town for half an hour until I found a little cafe. I know I'm in the country because almost everything is shut on sunday. I asked for vino, got a caffe instead. After my coffee I asked for directions to the town square (should have printed a map before I left Paris but I figured there would be ...