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... 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 ...
... line wavered but held.....had it fallen it would have been a German break through and we may be eating schnitzel whilst writing/reading this. This was the start of Canada growing its reputation as the commonwealth country to fear the most...and I am not saying that because I am Canadian. It was true the Germans ended up pooping their pants when they knew the Canucks were across the line....looking at them.
Part of it was we were not ...
... three hours inside the museum, we re-emerged into bright sunshine on the cobbled square outside the Cloth Hall and headed out of town. Our first destination was the Saint Juliaan memorial to the Canadian troops who perished during the first gas attack on Ypres in 1915. The Brooding Soldier monument watched over us and a few others who gazed up at him in the quiet afternoon. I don't view myself as ...
... farm houses scattered along the roads amongst the fields.
Ypres (in French & Ieper in Flemish/Dutch) is surrounded by intact ramparts and a moat. Our B&B is just inside the Lille gate (southern entrance) and free parking is usually available around the corner – we had no problem. Veronique offered us tea, coffee & a tart each on arrival which was a lovely touch. She also provided us with a map, locating various ...
13th May 2012
We cast off at 9.15 after saying farewell to Betty and Pandora. It is blue sky and sunshine again, this is the life!
We saw a "fun race-marathon" with hundreds of runners when we turned on to the La Doule canal at Bauvin. We say “fun” but some were already struggling and walking. It was an uneventful trip in ...