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... played by four belgian servicemen.. This is a nightly ritual at 8pm, rail or shine..The bond between the Belgians & the Commonwealth allies is stronger today than ever.. So honoured to have been part of tonight's service.
Another day draws to a close with a relaxing train ride and a final walk through the beauty of Bruges as we leave for another destination tomorrow.. Another story no doubt!
... to the Flemish families. Imagine a Westminster government decreeing that all Welsh or Gallic gravestones be ripped out and replaced with ones in English. The local folk decided that if they could not have their thousands of small Flemish crosses, they would have one big Flemish Cross no less than 84 metres high, the biggest War Memorial on the Western Front. If you are putting two fingers up to Authority, you might as well put them 84 metres up. So the tower was not ...
... cemeteries in the area around Ypres; most of them are quite small and situated by the side of the road or in the middle of a field. There are only three or four (can't remember) German cemeteries. After the war, the Belgian government gave the Allies the use of the ground on which the cemeteries stand in perpetuity. They gave the Germans land for only 25 years. When the 25 years were up, the Belgians demanded their land back (most of it was farmland), so the Germans dug up the ...
... signs were non-existent !!! The plan was to follow to the route for 40 odd Ks and then have lunch at the old cheese factory, but rain and more hail came, and once Lucy saw the signs for the factory, the route was thrown out the window !!!
So we stopped for lunch, and whilst there, the sun came out, so we finished up and moved on.
Now even though we were not far from Ieper, we had lost the route, so we followed some signs ...
... and dirt bike paths that run alongside the canals that flow in and out of Brugge. This particular route took us to the town of Damme where we had lunch from the farmer's market that was wrapping up. Cold Belgian waffles and fruit for the girls (they said they were the best waffles they've ever had), baguette, cheese and salami for me, Josh and Ben. Delicious, and the price was right! Our entire ride turned out to be 10 miles. Not super impressive ...
Other places to stay in Diksmuide
Heilig Hart Plein 2, Diksmuide | Hotelfrom $120