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... graves. Another 37,000 names of the missing, are inscribed on the walls of the Memorial. There was also at least a dozen other "small" (less than 5,000 graves) cemeteries he saw either on the way out to Tyne Cot or while returning via a different route. Hundreds of these "small" ones don't even get a mention on the maps available at the Tourist Office. We think we may have seen sufficient war cemeteries for a little while. Dinner was at an Irish Pub, Irish Stew and beer of ...
Belgium is a favourite so far! The town is beautiful - feels like we're in a storybook. Poppies are everywhere. There is evidence all over town of John McCrae's poem. Today we had a few hours of free time so Josh and I took in the Flander's Field Museum and sought out some Belgian chocolate - so good! The museum was fantastic - provided the stories of many nations and individuals involved in the war effort. ...
Very solemn day. We visited Vimy Ridge today - I've wanted to see this monument for a long time. More rain and really dark clouds set the mood for our visit. As we drove into the site we could see more fields sectioned as there were explosives still underground. The monument itself was absolutely huge. I was awestruck with it's immense size and placement on the Ridge. The view was beautiful. One can see ...
... its first 'character’ marks from a cobbled gutter. Ooops!
On arrival at the campsite, it became apparent that driving rain and wind would not be subsiding any time soon - not how we’d pictured our summer camping adventure! We quickly decided that our first night didn’t necessarily require a stay below a raincloud …. So a quick last-minute switch to our stay at Hotel Ambrosia saw us meet our lovely young ...
... Tuesday, we all got up quite late and Aunty Josette and I went to do some shopping as she was having her Mom, Emmy, over for lunch as well as Emmy's boyfriend, a large, friendly looking Belgian. Aunty J made another amazing meal, steamed mussels and fried fish. At one point, I left and went for a run, my last one of the trip.
That night Dad and I made our way to Uncle Herwig's and Aunty Diane's house for another ...
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