Hôtel Kyriad Saint-Quentin
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... and destabilize the German troops. By and large, it didn’t work.
On July 1, they blew 17 sets of high explosives they had placed in tunnels under key German positions. Then they attacked. 58,000 British, Scots, Irish, Canadian, New Foundland, and other Commonwealth troops feel that day, including 20,000 killed.
They fought on the Somme for 4 and half months. At the end, the British had gained on average of about ...
... that was about the end of sleep for us that morning. By 7 AM, the two sets of double barges were out in the canal waiting for the VNF folks to show and open the lock. When the lock opened at a little before 7:30, the tourist excursion boat actually pulled out and went through the lock first, followed on the next cycle by Farewell-FarAway. Then it turned out that Syl Jo wanted to park, so - we sat on Encore and watched while the driver of this enormous ...
We chose St-Quentin as a stopover before the run to Calais and the tunnel.
Nothing much to say about the town as we only went straight to the hotel, had a very average meal at the Buffalo Grill and got our head down.
The following morning we were up bright and early to get to Calais, just a couple of hours away.
We had just ...
... Further to the north we also visited the Vimy Ridge Canadian National Memorial and park. A truly moving place, the ground, despite now being grass covered, is still pock marked with the shell holes from the battle, giving it a strangely undulating appearance.
... we did it was awesome! We started off with our first crepe (took us a while!) filled with Nutella and some Banana for Luke. It was amazing (Mum I knew there was a reason I always voted for skinny pancakes!) and packed with so much nutella… I’m sad to say that I couldn’t even finish it as it was too sweet for me… unheard of!!! We then started winding our way though chocolates stalls, fresh seafood, cheese, patisseries, wines and fresh fruits. Luke bought ...