Ypres Salient South 2017

| September 21, 2017

Expressions On Their Faces The wheels begin to roll earlier today, across the cobbled back streets towards the Groote Markt and on through the Lille Gate. We are headed south of Ypres past Bedford House towards the St. Eloi Craters. The route today is almost a re-creation of our first visit to the Salient. At […]

Ypres 2017

| September 17, 2017

In Today’s News On site once again and looking forward to a day of travel. Yesterday was spent walking about Ypres and on to other smaller towns within the area. Evidence of the Great War can still be seen when one remains observant and cognizant of the history of this area. We visited two Commonwealth […]

With Folded Arms

| November 10, 2016

Today I Stand With folded arms, I bow my head. Eyes open, eyes shut thinking back upon times when these friends behind spoke of memories of home. Together we laughed and sang, marched, ran and crawled. From one corner of a field to the next, and now many remain at the foot of a cross and I […]

The Chessboard That Is This Salient.

| September 28, 2016

Ypres Day Four of Five If someone were to ask how many speeds I had on my bicycle during this fine tour I would tell them uphill, glide and pedal. This way of seeing the land that is the Ypres Salient has left an indelible mark on me. It is not just the sites themselves but it is the context […]

Somewhere in Belgium

| September 26, 2016

Ypres Day Two of Five Today it is a return to Ploegsteert and as we lumber our way across the roadway towards the Rijselpoort, the cobbles remind us every few seconds that we are not quite at our peak for the day. Heading south we successfully navigate our way in approxiamately an hour to Ploegseert Church. […]