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May 2011 – 12 by 12   Leave a comment

The month our lives changed beyond all recognition. On the 1st May we left our home in Nottingham and drove to Jersey via Weymouth. We spent the next 2 weeks getting ready for the off. We completed the work on the Land Rover, packed our kit and had lots of lovely dinners courtesy of David’s mum. We left for France on 16th – the start of our European adventure. We had a 2 week whistle stop tour visiting Mont Saint-Michel and the Somme in France, Berlin and Dresden in Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, the Baltic’s and Finland. On the way we danced in a swimming pool, got disgracefully drunk in Riga and felt the horrors of Auschwitz.  We had our first experience of  Wild Camping and over landing in a Land Rover.

By Kerry Feely

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Stefan Palmer

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Albert and The Somme, France   Leave a comment

We made a brief trip to Albert, a village almost destroyed by the bloody battle of the Somme during WW1.  This was also the first time we wild camped (see a previous blog for details)  Here are few of my pictures.  More info about the Battle of the Somme is here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Somme

I’m currently reading an amazing book called Somme Mud, about an Australian solider who fought at the Somme. It’s not light reading!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Somme-Mud-P-F-Lynch/dp/0553819135/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1306848921&sr=8-1

A selection of my favourite images from this blog are available to buy at stefanpalmer.photium.com

Stefan Palmer

Posted 31/05/2011 by Stefan Palmer in France

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Day 7   Leave a comment

Wow. Day 7 of our trip. We have already travelled through France, Belgium, Luxemburg and are currently residing in Berlin Germany. We have seen a magnificent citadel, wild camped in the woods down the road from Colditz Castle (after visiting the castle), made a sombre visit to the Somme, seen the remains of the Berlin wall and travelled on the Berlin Underground. I have loads of photos to show you folks but I need a decent internet connection to upload them! Tomorrow we crack on and head into Poland…More WW2 sites to visit while we are there.

A selection of my favourite images from this blog are available to buy at stefanpalmer.photium.com

Stefan Palmer