From Calais we drove to Le Treport, a small seaside village.  The reason for coming here was to visit the Mt Huon Commonwealth Cemetary where Jo’s great aunt is buried.  Le Treport itself is very cute and reminscent of seaside towns of old (complete with carousel, beach huts and seaside architecture).


Le Treport



























The cemetery is just out of town and a very moving place. It contains the graves of mostly British, Canadian, Australian & New Zealand soldiers from World War 1 & II. Te cemeteries are looked after by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and are immaculate, peaceful but incredibly sad places.

Mt Huon Commonwealth Cemetery

Mt Huon Commonwealth Cemetery

Mt Huon Commonwealth Cemetery

We also drove through the Somme valley and visited the Australian war memorial, that also had some Kiwi graves. There was a big tower that we climbed to the top of, and you can see the Somme valley where the worst of the fighting took place.

From there we headed to the Loire Valley ooh lala!

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