Ibis Budget Dunkerque Grande Synthe
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... kilometres up the coast from Dunkirk. There was a bit of a breeze as we
walked along the sea front reading the information about the D-Day landings
that took place along this stretch of the shore. By the time you read this, we
will be home – the wifi on the boat is down so no internet connection.
Time to start planning our next trip.
... the 30,000th time that the ceremony will be held so there's a bit of a fancy program happening tomorrow night. So we've arrived at a good time. There are several school groups here, from Australia and Great Britain plus many other English speakers visiting. It remains cool and damp so it's long pants, long sleeves and raincoats for tonight. We've just got back to the hotel. We went out to watch the last post ceremony at the Menin Gate. We got ...
... piano recitals (of which we aren’t!) For these reasons we gave Takenouchi-San a big Christmas swerve!
Despite the lack of activity during the big day (it was nice just to chill out) the day flew by. Before long we were getting ready for the main event; The Christmas day gala dinner. Not everyone enjoys dressing up. Although the dress code is strictly adhered to in the main dining room, those for whom dressing for dinner is not their ‘thang’ can dine in ...
We decided to stay in town today, there is plenty of things to see and do . We walked along the ramparts to the Menin Gate another memorial to 55,000 soldiers without a known grave ,an imposing entry to the town. More later . The cloth hall has the Flanders Fields Museum in it , very impressive multimedia display of WW 1 , it saved us going out for more carnage. We went back ...
... the missing Soliders, and i did not know but it was not just Australian and New zealanders from this part of the world But indian and Fijian soldiers were also listed as missing.
We then had some tea (dinner) and waited for the ceromony to begin at 8pm as we approached there were hundreds of people already there surrounding the gate when Judy spotted the top side was reliatively free but there was a rope stopping us from going to the other side but stewart ...