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Ypres - we went back!


stephen p nunn
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The last time we were in Ypres was on the 15/3/2020 - in fact we were the last British people to leave the Ariane Hotel before lockdown.  It was time to return and so we did. This is how the visit went:

Friday 14th October 2022

Got the 7.50 channel tunnel crossing and arrived in France at 9.15 (local time).

Drove to Coxyde to pay our respects to Edward Tindale (we have his trio and plaque) and Joseph Beers (we have his VM).

On to the Ariane for lunch.

Explored Ypres.

Attended the Last Post.

Had a meal at In 't Klein Stadhuis.

Saturday 15th October 2022

Walked to Ypres Town Cemetery to pay our respects to James Wood (we have his BWM and VM).

On to Menin Road South Military Cemetery to pay our respects to William Mott (we have his VM).

Got the train to Poperinge, had lunch at Brasserie Moustache and visited Toc H.

Back to Ypres and attended the Last Post.

Meal at In 't Klein Stadhuis.

Sunday 16th October 2022

Went to the Guynemer Pavilion at Poelkapelle.

On to St. Sixtus Abbey for lunch and beer.

Back to Ypres via Canada Farm to pay our respects to George Ferry (we have his VM).

Attended the Last Post.

Meal at In 't Klein Stadhuis.

Monday 17th October 2022

Left Ariane and got the 12.50 crossing.

Home

Fantastic time as usual and great to be back. I will post pictures of the graves visited.

Regards.

Stephen (Maldon).

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Great stuff, Stephen.  I'm jealous.

Still trying to persuade SWMBO that we need to visit the Western Front.  Sadly, she has other ideas on places to visit in Europe.  

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31 minutes ago, Buffnut453 said:

Great stuff, Stephen.  I'm jealous.

Still trying to persuade SWMBO that we need to visit the Western Front.  Sadly, she has other ideas on places to visit in Europe.  

I got round that by agreeing to a day trip to Bruges while we were in Ypres. Probably wouldn't work again though!

1 hour ago, stephen p nunn said:

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Good for you Stephen. I haven't been since late 2019, and I miss it.

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2 minutes ago, sassenach said:

I got round that by agreeing to a day trip to Bruges while we were in Ypres. Probably wouldn't work again though!

Yeah...she wants to visit Romania and Hungary and/or Latvia/Lithuania/Estonia so I fear a day trip to Bruges just won't cut it. :)

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Stephen, I do like these posts where people have narrated and added photos of their Battlefield trips.Brings things nicely to life, thanks for posting,Ian.

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2 hours ago, EAST YORKSHIRE said:

Stephen, I do like these posts where people have narrated and added photos of their Battlefield trips.Brings things nicely to life, thanks for posting,Ian.

Thanks Ian.

All the best.

Stephen (Maldon),

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 Love the food and drink in Belgium - St. Sixtus 12 and dining at In 't Klein Stadhuis......

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Chocolate is good too!

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And the tea at Toc H...

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Numbers are picking up at the Last Post again...

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