Ibis Saint Omer Centre
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
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... lovely in the watery winter sunshine. It was so cold that in places where there were ponds and inlets the water was frozen. The sun became stronger so that when we got to Amboise it was almost impossible to photograph the chateau.
From beautiful Brugge we drove south west to Ypres. Along the way we stopped at some of the war memorials to the fallen soldiers. All this area is part of Flanders. We stopped at the Tyne Cot cemetery. It is the biggest commonwealth memorial. It was quite surreal looking at the walls knowing every name on the wall represents a soldier whose body was never found or identified.
Next we stopped at ...
... but even more so after stopping and taking the weight off them. As the blood flows back the pain is considerable.
Anyway the sun was shining, the temperature was lovely and the roads were reasonably quiet so a good day was had. For the night I had booked in advance at an Abbey near Wisques. Surreal experience. Almost complete silence. For dinner I was "invited" to join the monks. After ceremonial washing of hands I was shown to ...
... to like in UK but the second lock we came to looked strange. Before it was an old boat lift (see picture left) and looking up the name for the more modern one it said "ascenseur" Des Fontinettes, so we thought this must be a modern lift. It just looked like a solid concrete wall in front of us (see picture right), anyway John called them up and they said 40 minutes, so we tied up to wait. John went up a huge flight of steps to investigate and saw 2 huge boats going out, so ...
... cab driver and he told me it was just down the road, so i skated around and found it. it was inside of a boat off a dock. it was funny, on the inside looking through the windows it looked like the water was rising as people loaded in. the show was rad. after i went with the band and a bunch of locals to someones house to party and eventually sleep. the next day the venue owners made us all breakfast back at the boat, then i took a train back to paris to see them again that ...