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... sites, but it was more often the case that walking was the primary consideration of the day. There are a couple of notable exceptions, however. First, to walk down the same aisles that St Joan of Arc did in R(h)eims Cathedral at the coronation of Charles the Nth many centuries ago felt very special to me - not least because of the family name associations - and who could fail to feel a connection with history after they had just visited the local parish church - in Brienne ...
... were doing the stage from Canterbury to R(h)eims. We were joined at times by a New York city-raised Russian woman who plans to complete 12 'pilgrimages' in a 12-month period. I guess that's why she's already a day or two ahead of me on the road to Rome.
I am relieved that I've always had a bed for the night. Correction: I've always had somewhere indoors to sleep. The first time I slept in Parish accommodation the lady on the phone said that ...
... the spirit of a young soldier asking me to take him home. I would have had it been possible, yet he would have been returning to a very different city to the one he left a century ago.
A final thing about the Manchester cemetery was that one of the graves belonged to a soldier with the surname Ogden. While definitely a long-shot, I wondered if it could be a relative of my brother-in-law, Philip.
The last grave I saw was on the day I left R(h)eims (Day 19?). It ...
... frame of mind and so got more and more frustrated each time it happened. In my defence, there can be real anxiety when lost in a big forest, and for it to happen again and again just makes things worse. Thinking back, I attribute the first two incidents to poor signing, whereas I think the last occasion could have been down to the fact that the foresters had cut a clearing in the forest and one of those felled trees may have had an ...
We woke up early because we had a building site next door which was being steam rolled to build a BMX track on we found out. That would be fine if they didn't start at 7am, what with that and the train track which circles the lake at close proximity. We were destined to wake up early today. I took the kids for a bike ride whilst Toni went for a walk into town to look for postcards and provisions for a picnic.
We cycled a good way down ...
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