At 7:28am on July 1st, 1916 the Battle of the Somme started with explosion of 17 massive 'mines' underneath enemy territory. Lochnagar was the largest of these. It remains "The largest crater ever made by man in anger".
Dive in, the water's lovely ... wild swimming in France
I first saw this stream in a watercolor, and its winding down into a mysterious destination ticked my imagination. What lies beyond? The variation in the water's color is also a test of observation & skill for the watercolorist. This is another view Napoleon missed, as he was imprisoned on nearby Elba. Restonica Valley, Corsica – France