Le Grand Hotel de Valenciennes
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Sunday 3rd August 2014
No problem leaving the mooring and going through the lock by the old boat lift this morning. Isi was incapacitated with dreadful back pain going into spasms.
When we got to the boat lift there was a tour boat waiting for passengers but the lift didn't break into action until 12 noon. We had no information as to times for the lift but with hindsight it went on the hour each way and ...
... alongside and when they answered they said it is automatic!! We then noticed the green pole so went over and twisted as we have done in France. Nothing happened and then we read the sign which said “push” and for a second we had an amber flashing light. We waited and waited but nothing and could still hear the water falling over the gate so we know it had not emptied. We contacted them twice more before we saw 2 men come to ...
... we come tomorrow?" Steve has taken a new job with a company and will start in a couple of weeks time so is taking us up on our offer to join us for 5 days. It is a lovely surprise and a good job we stayed put as Mons does have a railway station for him to come back to pick up his car.
By lunchtime John felt well enough to go into Mons and see the sights on his bike. Isi passed the time by sorting through all the leaflets we had collected from ...
... we had breakfast at a English restaurant. Spent about £6 for this breakfast. Right after we finish, we check in. There isn't a long queue this time, compared to the long queue I had when I went to Paris in April. Everything was smooth and we manage to get thru the custom in less than 20 minutes. Went to buy 2 bottles of water when we are inside, cost ...
... with the other teachers and we chatted with Anthony about life in Canada. Tyler slept all the way there. On the way, Anthony spoke about Vimy Ridge over the bus' sound system and entertained our students. He found out that two of them were in the running for valedictorian and called them both to the microphone to address the group. It was very funny. Since Vimy Ridge sits on land donated to Canada by France, we were back on Canadian soil and greeted by Canadian bilingual tour ...