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We got up in the morning, had breakfast and headed out to see Strasbourg. This is just for Anton, the Strasbourg we are in is 15 km inside France, from the German border.
We walked over to the Cathedral. We could see the tower before we even got anywhere near it. It is 550 meters high, 1800 feet. The roof is kind of flat on the main part of the church. It sticks way up above ...
... around for 3 and a half hours until a lady came down the hill who must own the place as she babbled in French and gave us a key. We hung out at the hotel, tried out the spa and caught up on some world news until time for dinner where we went across the road to the hotels restaurant. It was a really odd little set up. We had an ok dinner, we weren't really hungry because we'd been to a bakery earlier to pass some time. There's not much else to tell ...
... roads we used to make our way up through Italy.
We are getting pretty slick at getting sorted in the morning now. I seem to be able to sort myself out, pannier packed and ready for breakfast within about 20 minutes of the alarm going off. We were on the road well before 08:30 this morning and with the roads being amenable to fairly fast cycling we managed to cover 143km and still finished quite early.
I thought I was ...
... it wasn’t the end of the world.
The area that we stayed in was interesting as it was the
site of one of the biggest battles of the 1st World War. There are
lots of memorials and grave sites where the victims of this battle are buried.
One of the stats that I remembered was that during this battle some 600 million
shells were thrown at the allies by the German invaders. Crazy stuff.
... long day’s drive down to Verdun (of World
War I infamy). Decided to stay just North of Verdun, in Bras Sur Meuse/Charny
Sur Meuse.Sunday 17 AugustCycled to and around Verdun and then on to tour the local
battlefield areas and national monuments to those fallen in World War I. ...