Auberge Grill Le Freyr
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Sun Aug 3
-got rolling to nearby Namur and were pleased with how fast the Belgian expressways are.
-a stop in the info center got us well oriented and armed with a handy map of the citadel in English.
Spent the day in Paris catching up with Baz and Rob while trying out an assortment of activities along the Seine, interspersed with a few beers by the water. I actually felt like being on holiday for a day or so.
We had all taught English together in Chile ten years before so for me this seemed like an appropriate way to start my trip, like a less sophisticated Before Sunset.
Paris is the last and only place on my trip that ...
... front lines, battalion nationalities and areas of advancement as the war story progressed. The tribute paid to the masses of Australian and New Zealand soldiers lost in this war was truly moving, if not heartbreaking.
We then moved on to the Tyne Cot memorial cemetery where grave stones as far as the eye could see included large portions of Australian soldiers, both identified and 'known unto God'.
Our final stop was the Polygon Wood Australian memorial site, where ...
... one it makes the table a little lower but far more accessible. It kept him busy for a while but we were playing the waiting game hoping to see or hear from the engineer, but nothing. Maybe no news is good news. He will no doubt turn up tomorrow. The rain and coldness continued until about 7pm when it finally stopped raining and dried up. The temperature seemed to rise a little. We had noticed all day the speed the river was running ...
... but not the main problem which was the pump itself. He showed John how in its operation it was ineffective and proceeded to remove it (we had to remove one of the floor cross members so he could get down to the pump). He showed John by demonstration that the cam shaft was OK and not at fault but the pump itself was. He took the pump and filter unit back to his workshop. If he can get parts quickly (tomorrow is a public holiday) ...