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We got up in the morning, had breakfast and headed out to see Strasbourg. This is just for Anton, the Strasbourg we are in is 15 km inside France, from the German border.
We walked over to the Cathedral. We could see the tower before we even got anywhere near it. It is 550 meters high, 1800 feet. The roof is kind of flat on the main part of …
Breakfast this morning was the absolute best so far. I wish we had taken a photo of the magnificent spread that Simone and Philippe had set up. Beautiful fresh fruits and stewed fruits as well as home made jams and by far the best croissants we've had anywhere. We could have stayed for hours, eating our way through the day however we needed to head off to the champagne region to our next accommodation. We picked our next place based on not much except ...
... it wasn’t the end of the world.
The area that we stayed in was interesting as it was the
site of one of the biggest battles of the 1st World War. There are
lots of memorials and grave sites where the victims of this battle are buried.
One of the stats that I remembered was that during this battle some 600 million
shells were thrown at the allies by the German invaders. Crazy stuff.
... landscape it was still clearly evident the effect of the shelling (some 60million in the ten months of battle). I took a walk through the old fort, largely the same as it was after the war. It was interesting to see both the French and the German flags being flown from atop the fort. Each side suffering significant losses in this location. After Verdun it was ...
Saturday 16 AugustThe campsite management at Camping La Paille Haute arrived at 09:30 with a Toyota
4x4, to pull us off our pitch. We now know we must never to enter a pitch nose first when
the ground is soft - but we were not the only ones to be rescued that morning!