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... Christmas when it ends. To see it live was surely to live out a dream. We awoke early in a truck stop where we had stopped for the night due to some thick flog on the previous evening that virtually left visibility at one to two meters. A family had pulled in behind us to make their breakfast. With our shame gone now we are happy to roll out of the van rubbing sleep out of eyes as they stared over their morning baguettes. We had planned to see the Tour the next ...
... dead person, stood standing together as if on the parade ground. The warm sunshine and green fields surrounding the cemetery gave it a serene feeling. In a strange way it seemed like a nice place to be buried, although I'm pretty sure the servicemen would have liked more control over when and where it was to happen.
The etched maple leaves showed that the overwhelming majority of graves belonged to Canadian forces. A register kept at each site recorded details of ...
... be the shortest walking day so far. My angel, Laurence, said I should stay at Les Fourgs and I simply followed orders rather than check out the paltry 12kms it will demand of me. Looking on the bright side - wow, I'm now in glass half-full mode! - it means I can try to get Sunday Mass and a quick tour of the centre-ville before heading off to spend my final night in French lodgings before entering Switzerland on Monday.
So do visit Besançon if you get a chance. It's a lively, stimulating, historic town in a beautiful setting. Great restaurants, cafés and shopping - all the stores are having their big clothing sales right now (good thing I am so limited in what I can add to my load) - and not expensive. It did thunder and pour with rain while we were there and Besançon proved to be a great anchorage for us.
... on the top of the hill, contains many attractive houses dating from the middle ages and it was a pleasant town to stop for a lunch break beside the Doubs River which we had now joined.
Continuing on, with either the Rhone-Rhine canal or the Doubs River as our constant companions and weaving between one and the other, we were enjoying the scenery and the sunny day so much we decided to push on to St Vits for the night. We hadn't booked accommodation as ...