Murray arrived Tuesday and we've been incredibly busy in the days since then. Then yesterday, the Belgian bloke joined us and we headed for Flanders Fields.
First stop was in Mesen (Messines, in French) where we caught up with the remarkable Steven Reynaert, a treasured friend and highly respected historian, he was able to give Murray a sense of the history of WW1 in and around the area.
We were photographed with the NZ Soldier before leaving Mesen, as per the first image. Steven and Murray are there in the third image.
The middle photograph captures another favourite friend of mine out there in the Westhoek. Freddy Declerck is a truly special man and we were so fortunate in catching up with him in The Memorial Museum Passchendaele.
We had an early dinner in our favourite restaurant in Ieper - het Klein Stadhuis, as photographed below before rolling out the door and into the light drizzle, heading for the Menin Gate and the Last Post Ceremony. More to follow on that ...
It was a huge day. It was a good day.