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... in a car !
In a ferry's , we went 1hour for travelers a sea .
In the port of Dover , I sen a beautiful island !
After , in Canterbury , this cathédral was big !
A wet, windy and cool day to visit Tyne Cot cemetery, Ypres and the Vimy Ridge memorial. Tyne Cot is the largest Commonwealth War cemetery with over 12,000 soldiers from the Great War buried there. The cemetery is in the village of Passchendaele. We started there this morning with the rain and the rain kept following us. After Tyne Cot, we went into Ypres for a visit at the Menin ...
... over 65,000 soldiers buried there, many unknown. Went to a German cemetery, much different mass graves and 45,000 were buried there. The Belgians were upset after WW 2 and had all the small German cemeteries exhumed and set up a few mass grave cemeteries. Went to Menin Gate for the evening ceremony. 55,000 names ...
... spotted Gabriel Gate filming for one of his Tour de France spots he front row. We stood next to him and had a good chat....filled the hour in nicely. He asked Sandy if she learnt her French from a family member or at Uni....another French person impressed with her accent.
So you must watch the Tour de France night when the riders are in Ypres ....and watch for ...
Raining!!!! Pack up and leave Offranville early. Then long drive to Lille to hand in rental car (not the easiest thing to do at Gare de Lille – there's no signs at all to say where to go or what to do, and couldn’t find any on line info either – so lucky we left plenty of time to drive in circles round the station and city for a fair while.....). Uneventful Eurostar trip, marred at the end by UK Customs & Immigration deciding to re-processes all passengers ...
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