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Bonjour from France.
We have seen such a lot in this past month that it is difficult to know where to start.
Coming by boat from Corsica, we arrived at Toulon in the south of France. Holidays had just commenced in Europe, so we quickly jettisoned the mad, hustling crowds, and the 36 - 40 degree Mediterranean heat and hastily headed north - east, to the mountains, where it was marginally cooler.
We are still enamoured ...
... of the stadium in Nuremburg is that it is the very location that 75 years ago Hitler spoke to thousands at the beginning of the war, and now 75 years later we had a gathering of 25 thousand people proclaiming praise to God. That was very powerful. At the beginning of the conference we met up with a friend Yahoel. He is from Vancouver, and we had met him at the jazz festival in Switzerland. He had been worshipping and praying for people. We had met him and had a great conversation with ...
... visitors just outside the club house. The expected electricity and water didn’t work until eventually a man arrived to do some cleaning in the club house and he sorted them out for us.
Steve offered to go on the bike again for more bread (we are not used to 6 hungry mouths to feed and no shops nearby so reserves of part cooked bread had gone!) and apparently another 3 miles away! When it shows a supermarket ...
... under the river to get to the center of the city. We took a harbor boat tour to see the hundreds of docks that allows large quantity of global goods to go through this port. We saw some gigantic ships which can hold 15,000 standard cargo contaners. It was amazing how quickly and efficiently these ships load and unload their merchandise. Antwerp harbor provides 150,000 jobs and is vital to the economy of Belgium.
On the second day, we went ...
Monday morning dawns clear and sunny, and we set off for Charlesville de Meziers.
Apart from some heavy traffic, on the outskirts of Lille, a completely uneventful drive.
The Aire at Charlesville de Meziers is full, so, we have to use the adjacent campsite (Camping Mount Olympus ).
We have time for a walk into town, and a beer, before the rain starts.