Ibis Lille Tourcoing
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... to transfer at Lille. Not just trains, but entire train stations! It was a 10 minute dash across the streets to jump on the next train. Who needs drugs when you can get that sudden, intense rush of adrenaline that comes from having only minutes to find your next train. What platform? Where is that? Argh! Ha-ha! Today was our day though - smooth sailing from start to finish.
... a spanner tightening up some very big bolts which he dropped into the water! If we had been underneath it would probably have hit us. Then he started grinding with a shower of sparks and dust coming down, and then he did some arc welding. We had to wait until the job was complete and must have been almost an hour in total as it was 11.30 by the time we got out of the 12.5 metre rise lock.
The Belgian waterways are man-made canals with sloping ...
... to this there must have been over 30 children learning to sail on Optimist’s, Pico’s and laser 1’s.
We got into the mooring (€10 per night) and we got free electric as the last person had loaded the electric point (coin operated machine) so that was very nice. We then went straight up to try the Belgian beers in the club house and sat out on its terrace. We got talking to one of the Belgians who arrived with us and had been ...
... and the memorial to Churchill followed by a drive by of the Pluegsteert Forrest creator. Although John explained the mine that caused the creator and the subsequent damage I wasn't to fully appreciate mine creators until much later in the tour. Our next stop was Hyde Park Memorial and we saw our first war graves and cemetery. The first thing that stuck me was how pretty and peaceful it was, a real juxtaposition to what went down at that spot that caused ...
Heading for Flanders today found Andrews grave, and looked at the museum in Flanders. Managed to get lost in Poperinge but eventually found some good information. All very sad and moving would have like to stayed for the last post that is played in Ypres every night at 8pm but we decided to drive back to ...
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