Top 10 Highlights from the 2016 Tour de Travoy

A few weeks ago, I looked back at the Top 10 highlights from the 2015 Tour de Travoy. This week, I have picked out my Top 10 highlights from the 2016 Tour. I have also included the Top 10 tweets from over 100 tweets sent during 2 months away on the 2016 Tour. Incredibly, the … Continue reading Top 10 Highlights from the 2016 Tour de Travoy


Top 10 Highlights from 2015 Tour de Travoy

In a few weeks time, I hope to publish the details of the 2017 Tour de Travoy. But in the meantime, I thought I would look back and pick out the top 10 highlights from previous tours, starting with 2015. I have also included the best 10 tweets from the 2015 Tour as well. Next … Continue reading Top 10 Highlights from 2015 Tour de Travoy

2015-08-06 Boiry-Notre-Dame – Kemmel

Today's photo features the Island of Ireland Peace Park in Messines in Belgium. The centerpiece of the park is the 34 m tall round tower, which was built with stone from a former British Army barracks in Tipperary and from a work-house outside Mullingar. The tower was inaugurated on 11 November 1998 by President Mary McAleese, Queen … Continue reading 2015-08-06 Boiry-Notre-Dame – Kemmel

2015-08-05 Seraucourt-le-Grand – Boiry-Notre-Dame

Today's photo shows the Guillemont Road cemetry near the small village of Guillemont in the Somme region of France. It was just one of about 50 cemeteries I passed by today. Most of the soldiers buried here were killed during the Battle of the Somme in July 1916. The town of Guillemont was one of … Continue reading 2015-08-05 Seraucourt-le-Grand – Boiry-Notre-Dame

2015-08-03 Chalons-en-Champagne – Fismes

Today's photo shows one of the Moet et Chandon vineyards in Hautvillers in Champagne. Hautvillers is where Dom Perignon perfected the production of white wine from red grapes around 1690. The techniques he used caused bubbles to form in the white wine and this sparkling wine eventually came to be known as champagne all round … Continue reading 2015-08-03 Chalons-en-Champagne – Fismes

2015-08-02 Dienville – Chalons-en-Champagne

Today's photo shows just some of the hundreds of wind turbines located on the hills to the south of Chalons-en-Champagne. In Ireland, wind turbines tend to be bunched together in small parcels of land and are set back and hidden away from the main roads. Here in this part of France, the turbines dominate the landscape … Continue reading 2015-08-02 Dienville – Chalons-en-Champagne

2015-08-01 Saint Geosmes – Dionville

Today's photo features the Cross of Lorraine memorial to Charles de Gaulle at Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises. He is buried in the town's cemetery and this memorial was erected a few years after his death on a hill overlooking the town. The Cross of Lorraine was the symbol used by the Free French Army that De Gaulle commanded … Continue reading 2015-08-01 Saint Geosmes – Dionville