L'Auberge de Vendeuil
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... few peaks to fight for a hillock of ground appeared to become all consuming, consuming of everything.
We left with a far greater depth of understanding and some links to this part of France.
And here we are now back in London ready for Harry Potter world tomorrow, not to mention a fantastic visit to Madame Tussards this afternoon. Ben and Eleanor, actually all of us, thought it great.
We emerged from the hotel soon after 08:00 this morning - the tandems (and solo bike) were duly extracted from the little lock-up within the hotel garage and we were away. Soon the route took us onto a canal towpath and this was a theme for a good part of the day. The quality of the towpath surface was a bit variable so we ducked on and off it, using roads near the canal where the towpath surface was poor. The main section of towpath for us was the section through Reims ...
... on a huge beer instead....then a cafe...neat town...very European...lol. so I just people watched for a bit and decided it was time to go not sure I want to do th roads at night. I did see a shop I wanted to check out and see if they had a Zippo....they did but all plain ones...so I asked the guy in my best French if he had one ith Verdun on it....and boom...his headd started to shake back and forth non non non.....and his hands too...seems that is not ...
... all in abundance. We really enjoyed exploring there. Not too far out of town were the various monuments and war cemeteries honouring the campaigns and those who lost their lives during the war here. We visited the American memorial and Coll climbed the 250 steps up to the top of the tower,.. great view (apparently),.. then the 250 steps down. The expectation is for sore legs tomorrow! Our afternoon drive through some really, really backwoods French countryside took us ...
... Oliver told us that when the ground wasn't frozen he can pick up handfuls at a time of various shrapnel.
It was also special to understand the landscapes that the soldiers were fighting for. There were big open fields with tiny valleys and ridges. So of course the sought after ground was any of the ridges, and standing upon any of them Oliver could point out the direction the opposing force was coming from and explain how they came up to one another. At one stage we could ...