Travel Blogs from Cambrai
... Wood, where the bodies of 250 missing Australian and British soldiers were found in 2008. It is a quiet little nondescript paddock on the edge of town. A Melbourne history buff by the name of Lambis Englezos, found the bodies by comparing aerial photographs of the site before and after the battle of Fromelles. He had a bit of a battle with the politics of getting a formal investigation, no-one in Australia or France wanted to touch it, until he started negotiating ...
... iff to find an electronics store in the morning. Can I get a break here? Around 5 the sky's cleared and beautiful sunshine came out. So I figured now was a good time to make a move for the B&B. Made it here with relatively little drama. Didn't take any wrong turns and I only walked past it once. Yay me. The host, Claire, is just lovely. And bonus, the computer is a Mac, so I can plug my phone and iPad directly into the computer to charge them up...turns out I can get a ...
... lined with trees and are well organised and maintained as we have seen before the best in Europe (but a bit boring). There are not many stopping places along the canal side due to the concrete sides or they have boulders in wire cages to line the sides to stop erosion, both not being boat friendly. John had found a car mirror some days ago and spent an hour or so making holders so we could mount it for a rear view mirror on the busy canals.
Today we ...
... reception. The tourist information found me an hotel and when I went for some food the waitress gave me a warm smile.
What makes it worse is my step grandfather worked in the mines there, my Father went to school there with his brothers and sister and my other grandfather was there during the first world war.
If you ever want to go to the first world war attractions in Cambrai do not stay in the town just vivit for the day
19th May 2012
It is getting boring now (only joking), another lovely warm and sunny morning and the barometer is saying fine.
Yesterday was the worst our shower tray had not been emptying and the shower pump had been on and off all night, so not good when you are trying to sleep. There seems to be a constant trickle of water leaking from the shower head ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed