The Yank Returns
Part 5

Thursday & Friday - June 27 & 28 - Belgium and Dover Castle

We were up at Sparrow Fart (3 am) Thursday to head down to Dover to get the ferry across the English Channel to Calais, France. We had two objectives. First to visit some of the WW I battlefields in Belgium and see the Menin Gate which was celebrating its 75th anniversary. The second objective was to visit one of the Belgian Monastery breweries and sample some Trappist ale.

Hill 62 (Sanctuary Wood) Museum

Menin Gate was erected in 1927 in Ypres, Belgium to commemorate the 54,000 Commonwealth soldiers who fought and died on the World War I battlefields of Flanders but whose graves were never found.

Next up is Abbey Pumping Station Urban Rally.


Part 1 Lister-Petter Rally
Part 2 A Narrowboat Cruise on the Grand Union Canal
Part 3 1000 Engine Rally and Anson Museum
Part 4 Pubs, Shopping and Starting Tillie
Part 6 Abbey Pumping Station Urban Rally
Part 7 Peter Forbes & Melton Mowbray
Part 8 Philip Thornton-Evison & Tony Harcombe's Museum
Part 9 Roland's Yard
Part 10 POETS Day and Hollowell Steam Show
Part 11 The London Eye and Imperial War Museum

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