Le Grand Hotel de Valenciennes
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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We planned an early start this morning, but by the time we had checked the water, oil and tyre pressures(as we have travelled 1000 miles) we also checked MPG, it was only 15 when the fuel pump failed, it is now around 25. thats not bad for Dream Catcher and then been to the supermarket where, Les forgot they drive their supermarket trollies on the other side, and nearly caused an ...
... weather kept changing into the evening with torrential downpours and Steve went dancing in it just for the hell of it with Sasha and Ella joining in for a minute or two. They were absolutely soaked!
The evening meal was a risotto cooked by Isi with her bad back but feeling a bit easier, accompanied by more massive thunder and rain storm.
We played Rummikub again and a bit of reading once both cheeky monkeys were in ...
... of strange things about it; there is a Mayor’s Garden at the rear with sculptures and plaques, lawned
areas and some buildings, one of which had been the city Fire Station. There was a bronzed statue of a boy at a tap (with real water) and a plaque dedicated to four of the city’s great writers. At the front of the building there is a little brass monkey which has been there years
and that long that there is no record of where it came from ...
... way (they were on their way back from England, having cycled from Dover to Lands End And back. Jonathan and I explored alternative routes to Oostende, only to rejoin the predictable N34 along the coast and Jonathan picking up a puncture. Two tubes later (one broken valve aft fitting made one of them useless) we set off to Oostende and arrived just before the rain started ...
Obviously, when in Belgium, eat Moules, Frittes and have beer. So ...
... and the trenches on the west side, it was evident that they had attacked from the opposite side. We then walked down the steps on the east side and away from the monument to be able to see it in its entirety. It is an impressive monument in its simplicity and seems to capture a mixed sentiment: the taking of Vimy Ridge was a victory and highly symbolic, but the war was extremely costly for Canada, with 66,000 Canadian service personnel killed in the ...