JBee Posted 22 August , 2019 Share Posted 22 August , 2019 Hi all I've only just joined but have been reading posts for a good while now. I love all the info and support on here. I've just been off work ill for the last week so have had time to read many (many!) posts. I'm learning so much and find the more I know, the further into the subject I want to go. I now have an impressive library of books from recommendations on here and love the in-depth reports from those who were there and those who have studied it. It truly is fascinating and compelling. I'm driving solo to the Somme area Mon 2nd Sept and will be there for 5 days. It's a challenging thing for me to do as I suffer from depression, but I want to push myself to go.It's a pilgrimage and yet it's something I can't put my finger on, no relatives were in the war, both my grandfathers were too young (16 & 17) and wouldn't have been allowed by their parents even if they had wanted to! I've read posts on here from people who feel the same, as if the men out there are wanting us to be visit, for their stories to be heard. Not sure where I'm going with this, but I'm getting slightly anxious now about the whole journey. I've got third party cover as standard on my car insurance but wondered if I should make it comprehensive? I know we have to carry V5 and car insurance certificates and all the car kit such as high-viz etc. I have a tyre pump, health card, mobile phone coverage and even today have been writing the British consulate number for Paris in my notebook! I suppose I'm just after reassurance. I have been so long waiting for this trip that to have a low of depression that floors me only a week prior has unsettled me. I have ferries booked, accommodation booked, list of places to visit and have been on Google Street View so often I feel as if I've been there already. From what I read, many of you have been out there regularly , is there anything I might have missed in the 'preparation' for the trip? No idea even where I'm going to get petrol out there so maybe someone can start with that? Many thanks, in advance. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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