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A slow morning after a warm night, we awake to find the power is not working in the kitchen or bathroom. It's 9.45 am, maybe this is a hint for us to leave?? We pack, have breakfast and are ready to leave 11 .15. Lilliana our landlady is at work but is keen to say farewell. No sign of us needing to leave before 12 noon...but we say goodbye on the phone, thank her husband who cooked the chicken. And bid farewell to our rural retreat. We drive to Hill 60 and the Cater ...
... pay our respects to Great Grand Uncle Albert Dickson. There is a new museum and visitors centre there now, which is very elegant, respectful and fitting for the solemnity of the place.
We ended a very special anniversary day with a fantastic dinner at a local eatery, complete with beer, beer, food and hoppajenever (which is like a local grappa made with hops......fiery to say the least).
We were a little sad to leave Poperinge, but we have no doubt that we will be back ...
... is fabulous for motorhoming; they're generally very relaxed about where you sleep providing you don't get in anyone's way. Calais is determined to shove all vehicles though as fast as possible, so after escaping the motorway, we immediately hunted out somewhere appropriate.
As we entered Oye-Plage, I spotted a sign saying something about caravans etc, probably prohibiting their placement and the ...
... on me.
Poperinge is 13 kms from Ieper and was always behind the lines, safe from shell fire. It was used as a respite centre where troops could be rested, washed, fed and entertained before being sent back to the trenches to do it all again. 250,000 soldiers were billeted in the area. Talbot House was transformed into "Every Man's Club", where all soldiers were welcome, ...
... in France as in Canada, and you basically wind up paying way too much to live in a sub-par bedroom where nobody socializes. I learned quickly that life is much better when paying half the price to live in a cute French apartment with other students. Luckily, I was able to overcome copious amounts of French beaurocracy (yes - the stereotype is alarmingly true), to get out of my residence contract and move in to a lovely little ...