Pam thought it was a little spooky overnighting being so close to a cemetery, then I reminded her of several other evenings we have spent at various cemeteries over the past 6 years.
Anyway we have a very quiet evening watching the sun settle across the Somme.
In the morning we coffee and have our fruit as usual before walking up to the memorial and walking the rows of headstones reflecting on the young Australian and Canadians who made the ultimate sacrifice near this place. At the request of our friend and neighbour Gaye, we search the cemetery record book for George Alfred Pettet and find his place in the remembrance wall, taking a photo. We walk up the tower and take in the spectacular view.
Walking back to the Hymer to pick up some earbuds as recommended for the audio visual presentation in the centre, as other cars start arriving for the 9.30 opening time.
We chat to a couple of young Aussies in the car-park before we get the Hymer set for another day on the road. From VB we cut across to the D934 and start the long drive south-east. After yesterdays €17.70 in tolls, Pam will not authorise tollways so it’s the D roads for the day.
Travelled: 105 kilometres from Chaumont to Mesnil-Saint-Pére, France. Visited: Lusigny-sur-Barse and Mesnil-Saint-Pére Stayed: Mesnil-Saint-Pére car-park overlooking the marina, free. No service. N48.25580, […]