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The best nights sleep since leaving home and we have to get up! We paid €6 for our bar bill and left. We popped the suitcase in the car and walked to the town, in the drizzle, for a cup of hot chocolate/tea. We were able to sit outside because Cafe Maìrìe had the sun blind wound out. We had plenty of time so we went into the cathedral and paid €3 each to go down into the newly opened Crypt. ...
... and a seedier. It was just a strange little week at our cube house.
All that said, we did enjoy the area, saw some amazing WWII museums (that was Wade’s surprise for us) and we went to a Chocolate Factory….so that was great.
In the end, the French countryside we opted to stay in is most certainly the (insert choice of State here again) long lost cousins of America.
So…here is our side story to our time in Northern ...
... the bones of those bodies unable to be identified are placed. The grounds are expansive with French crosses in both directions. Inside the chapel, under the dome was an amazing painting of Christ the Saviour.
At Fromelles, another village with important ties to Australia, they are still working on the museum beside the Pheasant Wood Cemetery. This is the new cemetery where they have buried the soldiers who were found in a mass grave on the other ...
... for two in the middle of a huge room. There were about a dozen monks seated in silence round the outside of the room. The meal proceeded without a word. Not quite the usual Kilpatrick melee I am used to (but then it was all male). I am sure the food was adequate for the boys spending all day in prayer but I was left just a little wanting. Still I mustn't grumble as no charge was made for bed or food "for pilgrims".
No Wi-fi ...
... to like in UK but the second lock we came to looked strange. Before it was an old boat lift (see picture left) and looking up the name for the more modern one it said "ascenseur" Des Fontinettes, so we thought this must be a modern lift. It just looked like a solid concrete wall in front of us (see picture right), anyway John called them up and they said 40 minutes, so we tied up to wait. John went up a huge flight of steps to investigate and saw 2 huge boats going out, so ...
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