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... Fields museum and beautiful buildings. It is very pretty to walk on the old ramparts all around the city. At one of the city gates they hold a last post ceremony. They have held it every night at 8pm since ww1. When we were there they told the story of two brothers that died on the exact date 100 years ago. It was very moving and the echo of the last post off the memorial walls gave me ...
After the morning of history in Belgium, we headed back into France, towards Dunkirk for a bit of beach relaxation. Whilst the weather wasn't the sunniest, it was still a warm day and the beach in Dunkirk was lovely and sandy.
After a few games we hired a quadracycle and caused carnage along ...
... finally to visit a Commonwealth cemetery, which was immaculate.
Leaving Ypres, we headed to the south to a restored trench system known as "Bayernwald". After racing to the local village to get tickets before closing we entered the site, and had a wander inside them to get a feel for how soldiers had to spend their time, including seeing some of the dugouts where soldiers would have slept.
... t do so well in the next two races we came 43rd and 44th. We were both really disappointed, the tides and currents are so hard to read, we made a couple of wrong decisions. The coaches spoke to both of us and helped us and said that we have to think about the next day now and not worry about what has already happened. Everyone was so tired tonight all the kids were in bed earlier than normal. We are coming 33rd in the ...
Up early (seeing a theme emerging here?) and off to West Flanders for some more history and beer. Rode the rails from Gent to Lille, France and picked up a rental car for the day. Seat Ibiza was the ride, my first venture in a French marque. At roughly $7 a gallon I was more than happy to drive an economy hatchback with a diesel motor. First stop was Ieper, home of the In Flandres Fields Museum. Dedicated to those who gave their lives in WWI, the carnage that ...