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... take many photos as we retraced our steps - Chartres Cathedral hasn't changed much in the last 500 years, let alone the last month!
As we left Chartres a wide dark band of cloud covered the sky before us. and as we made our way ...
... that was only discovered recently. It was part of the Yorkshire offensive and is currently being restored. We then stopped at a place called Essex Farm. It is the exact location that John McCrae wrote In Flanders Fields. It was in a series of bunkers that were used by the Canadian troops as a hospital. The bunkers have been restored along with a memorial cemetery. At Ypres itself there is a ...
... 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 ...
... on the way...), and that awkward moment happened where the cashier immediately picks up on your foreign-ness and begins to speak your language. This is the kind of situation where pride battles with realism. Your heart says, 'No, I can deal with this. I will prove my (limited) competency in this language and continue to speak in French whilst the French cashier speaks in English'. The head, however, totally contradicts and says 'I should really be speaking my first ...
... very long. We then get our red and green lights which mean get ready, so we quickly switched off our kettle and started the engine and got lines ready – but nothing for ages, so we tied up again and switched off the engine. We then saw water turbulence as though it was a lock but we still thought it was a lift. Eventually we saw a vertical gate lift and reveal the entrance and 1 boat came out, and then we had green light so went in. It was the biggest lock we have ...
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