This march, during the Easter weekend, me and a good friend visited our favorite area again.
On the rainy/misty car ride in, it really helps to have good company on rides like this :-), we visited the new memorial museum at Fleury. We both found the museum quite entertaining, but a bit expensive. (Reviews from others vary and apparently there are some mistakes), but all in all I sure enjoyed my time there…If you are ever around there and just curious about it all, I would advise a visit.
Just across the road from the museum they have cleared a field so you can see the actual shell damage that is still visible today after 100 years.
Upon exiting the museum we were approached by a flemish guy who , to our amazement, turned out to be the writer of 2 books we both have, about our usual area. He heard us talk and suspected he knew my friend and introduced himself. We ended up being invited to join him and his friends on day 3 to do a hike through an area we had our eye on for a while. Needless to say we accepted gladly, since one does not often get a chance to be guided into these areas by people who have so much indepth historical information.
Day 3 turned out to be an epic day, where we got to see many things and learned a tremendous amount, but more about that in a later blog 😉
Needless to say, this is one of those chance encounters that really have made this hobby worth its while so many times over the years.
…But back to day one…Just like the previous trip I focused a little bit more on video than photo, though I still ended up with 100’s of photo’s as usual. But without further delay, below the video report of day one…enjoy!
2 thoughts on “Easterweekend trip part 1”
Hans- I had the pleasure of meeting you and your friend last Oct. in Montfaucon as my wife and I followed my Grandfather’s route w/the US 89th Division. Can’t wait to return and do more exploring. Love reading about your visits to the area.
Erik- I of course remember you, I’m glad you like the blog, and who knows, maybe our paths will cross again 🙂