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... lovely fireworks display, which was going on right outside our windows while we were watching the first extra time period of the World Cup final. Nice timing all around.
There was also a building there a bit down the canal with the sign Musee-Patton painted on the wall, an American WWII tank out front, a sentry box, some slide up doors with the US Army stars painted on them, and a sign out front saying something about Welcome to General ...
... When we got around the lake we got a nice hot chocolate plus a coffee of course. Dad told us that Le lac du Der is a man made lake built in the early 70's. It was built to capture surplus water in the winter which had been flooding land further down stream. The water is now stored and then released in the summer which prevents the flooding in the winter and provides much needed water ...
... Sabine and Patrick who had driven 3hrs from Paris to greet us at their holiday farmhouse that they rent out. It was amusing to watch Patrick greet Annabel and me in the traditional French way with two kisses on the cheek then Annabel quietly whispered to me "Mum-his beard was so tickly!" We settled in quickly and sat down to have a drink and chat with them before they headed off to his parents' house in St Dizier for the night. The kids played some soccer outside and ...
... I have a bit of a cold !!!
Turning now to today's walk, I covered 29kms/18miles in just less than 8 hours. The day began cool and misty but got hot again from the late morning onwards. I arrived in Bar -sur-Aube without accommodation and unfortunately the Parish option of a 5 euro bed for the night was denied me; either because it was too short notice, or because it had already been allocated to someone else. In all honesty, I ...
... I could heat my 'TV dinner' and have a cup of coffee too. Beer and wine were part of the deal, which only required me to sign the visitors' book and to make a donation according to my means/conscience. What a wonderful service!
I slept reasonably well and was up and out by 8am,while the good folk of the village were still asleep in their characterful old-fashioned timbered houses.
I walked through open fields of ...
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