Premiere Classe Lille Villeneuve d'Ascq Lezennes
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... It was unbelievable to see old German bunkers some still in good condition ( some in ruins) amidst beautiful farmland, lush and green with vegetables and other crops. More than 170 cemeteries, some small, others huge, dotted throughout the farmlands and villages, marking the final resting places of more than 220,000 soldiers, from the British Commonwealth, many of them still unidentified. These graves and cemeteries are ...
... far from where we were moored on Canal du Nord, most likely Roman according to the signage. The cathedral in town is huge, and is constructed in two distinct sections, Roman and Gothic and was as usual stunning, so much money and time was put into the construction of these grand buildings, sometimes taking centuries to build, only to be remodelled by future generations or reconstructed due ...
... are ramparts and a moat surrounding quite a bit of the old town. It's possible to walk around the top, following a pathway under lovely trees. We saw a mother duck with six ducklings, and a number of cyclists, joggers and people walking their dogs. There is a small War Cemetery, the Ramparts Cemetery, which has the graves of a number of Australians, some New Zealanders, some of whom belonged to a Maori Regiment, and British soldiers. As all war cemeteries are, ...
... for a lock, was a coot sitting on a bit of floating plastic, flapped it wings so the plastic moved along. It was like it was surfing!
We changed flags as we crossed the border with John whistling the Europe national anthem! The only way you could tell the border is the trees changed styles.
At our final lock which we shared for the first time today, with 2 other cruisers, Isi got soaked getting into it as it had a guillotine gate raised up, so ...
... a day that had gone to plan at all, but I am very glad it got to experience it.
plan was to leave Bruges the next day and head into Germany, but we had
a problem, we could not find two beds in a hostel in Germany, everthing
was full. It was Saturday night and the Christmas markets are popular.
So after some stress and finding two beds at another hostel in Bruges we
decided to spend another night and hire some bikes to have a look