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... are inscribed. What awful staggering numbers! Since 1928 the local Last Post Association (mostly volunteer firemen) have played the Last Post at 8pm each and every evening. It has become a wonderful tribute and a daily reminder to all of us of those brave men who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Lest We Forget. You couldn't help shed a tear during this Last Post. A hearty pasta dinner and a beer capped off a memorable day. We are looking forward to exploring the area further ...
Very solemn day. We visited Vimy Ridge today - I've wanted to see this monument for a long time. More rain and really dark clouds set the mood for our visit. As we drove into the site we could see more fields sectioned as there were explosives still underground. The monument itself was absolutely huge. I was awestruck with it's immense size and placement on the Ridge. The view was beautiful. One can see ...
We have stopped over here today before we go to Ypres and see the Last Post... It's been a awful day just as Chris Frome crashed out off Le Tour de France in the rain, we've had rain all day and have just spend the afternoon in the dry of Herman playing cards... Hope the weather clears for our two nights in Ypres Thurs/Fri before we head down into Germany next ...
... sobering thought that so many men who each had a family waiting for them back home were killed in that one attack on 19/20 July 1916. We rode back to the motel in the rain without too much to say. Lille is the first city in this part of France we've come across with decent cycle paths, which surprised us. Granted some cities have had paths but 5-10km out they dried up. We hadn't seen many touring cyclists at all ...
... have sold me suppositories. They were about as effective as a suppository too.
By late afternoon I was a mess, very fatigued and once again lost. I was simply not concentrating and missed a turn, leading me a further 20kms astray. Both of these detours left me once again short of petrol so I had to head to Perrone where I knew there was a 24hr petrol pump.
It was about this time that I noticed Henry was also not well. He sounded like a truck and ...
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