Walking These My Own Footsteps

| October 31, 2021

The Registers We ride, we bike, we walk one road to another through country fields, forest (les bois) and urban centres. Some of the sites are near to our path while others meander off the larger trail. Many are destinations, others we find happenstance. There is always something to learn at each war graves cemetery. […]

The Thistle…

| May 30, 2021

…which can sting if disturbed During the Great War the 25 battalions of the Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) lost 8,960 soldiers and more than 20,000 wounded. Their title, the Black Watch, is derived from the dark colour of their tartan and further honours the regiment’s original role as the watch of the Highlands. The regiment’s […]