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Jan 17, 2012 - Dunkerque & Davina's

This morning Glenn & I drove into Dunkerque to book our train ticket to Paris and to have an explore of the city where Chloe lived for a year. Once again the weather was clear and sunny but froid (cold). We drove around the school Lycee Jean Bart which Chloe attended. It is huge, with athletics tracks, ovals and double storey buildings. Jean Bart is a famous Corsair (pirate) who worked for the king to defend the territory against enemies. We also visited the restaurant Le Corsaire which Chloe's host parents own & run. Glenn was in his...

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Jan 16, 2012 - Bergues Markets and Ypres

Robert returned home from London and we ventured to Bergues to the town market day. It was great fun with store holder interrupting our photo shoot by coming up to me holding a pair of pants about size 400! It was in front is a cafe called 'grossi' .... Very funny .. I seem to be able to attract them. We lunched with Robert & two friends, Lucien & Alaine. It was if we had known each other for years, great banter and teasing. After lunch Robert introduced us to the quatre quatre. A 4 wheel drive for us to use for a few days. You can probably...

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Jan 15, 2012 - Cassell & Carnivale

Of course we recovered well from the night before and were keen to take Erch for another walk this morning. Patricia took us to another medieval village sitting on top of one of the three hills nearby. It also has one of the last ancient moulins (windmill) Once again the cobbled streets and architecture of the village was fascinating. The views across the plains to Dunkerque were fabulous as we were lucky to have clear, sunny skies even though it was a tad brisque! After wandering around the village we headed home to watch with amusement...

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Jan 14, 2012 - A day with Patricia.. A walk in Bergues & sight seeing in Dunkerque

Patricia was a great hostess and tour guide. A walk with the dog around the medievaled walled and moat surrounded castle town of Bergues. A beautiful day with clear skies & sunshine. Many o the inhabitants of the town have a small garden plot adjacent to and outside of the wall. It is really fantastic as in the town all of the houses are wall to wall in narrow cobbled streets. A quick stop at home to let 'Erck' a black Scottish Chien (dog) off. Then off on a guided tour of Dunkerque, which included the city, Barbour and beach front. I was...

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Aug 17, 2010 - Allons-y! Again!

Well, with very mixed feelings, we’re off again. John has gone off on his own big trip, sent off to the strains of the theme from The Great Escape, and is no doubt up there telling St Pete that his gates aren’t hanging level. Bon voyage xxx As for us, we’re Europe bound once more. Now, I won’t say that either of us is tight (you can say what you like) but in order to get the £19 ferry ticket it meant leaving Leyland at 11pm to get us to Dover for the 6am sailing. Although the drive through (rainy) England was horrible, the ferry journey was...

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Aug 27, 2009 - 27th....Mammoth Drive....Homewards bound

Overnight in Dunkerque, Ferry is first out tomorrow morning! Quite excited now about going home, it feels a lot longer time span of being away than it reads! Mammoth drive from Prague to Dunkerque in one day. Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium, Holland and finally France! 14 hours of driving! Looks like this old bus is actually gonna make it! Fingers crossed. Overnight in the last Aire De Service before Dunkirk! Home tomorrow!

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