Les Bords de Seine Hotel-Restaurant
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... and told us a bit about the building which is always helpful. It was cool to learn about the front facade and its meaning going from bottom to top. It was designed to make people look towards heaven. We decided to head back to the Eiffel Tower. We kinda went off track a little bit and it worked out great. We ended up finding a supermarket, bakery and a bottle shop. All basics covered. We had to sit around for about three hours or so but it was fun ...
... for this purpose. Our last stop of the day was at the Lochnagar crater. This is one of two craters detonated on the first day of the Somme Campaign and is the sole survivor. The other crater was filled in by French farmers eager for more farm land. The crater is huge, being created by the detonation of 27 tons of buried explosive. Spectacular? Yes. Effective? No. 26,000 British troops would perish on that fateful day. We made it back to Amiens ...
... than walk. Our transport was the 3.40 am bus,.. a 22 seater that was to do a number of shuttle runs to the memorial. The weather prediction was for a day with showers. As we left our campsite , the rain ( call it a monotonous drizzle rather than rain) started,.. and it was cold. There were something like 120 buses (of varying size) ferrying 'devotees' to the service from all points of the compass, and the foot traffic was also pretty heavy,.. at 3.45 am! ...
Sunday morning and a relaxing day was called for, in part because we had power, good connections for our phones and warmish day. We thought that we should tackle the blog and see if we could master it. Later on Stephen went for a cycle down to St Martin and Vernon, the streets were quiet and the cark parks empty. The French seem to take Sunday seriously, not a bad thing and great for cycling. He found a small patisserie at the bottom of the hill ...
... was respected.
Jens Voigt's farewell
Chavanel (IAM Cycling) was the first attacker as the race really
started on the Champs-Elysées. Jens Voigt (Trek) was the next one and it
look like a lap of honour for the soon-to-be retired rider at the age
of 43. The German veteran won ...