Day Two Waterloo to Reims
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Filed in: 2015
Dawn broke over the Waterloo battlefield. Awaking refreshed, teams pointed their cars at the scene of Europe's famous battleground. In commemorating 200 years since Wellington and Bonaparte's conflict, teams climbed the 'Butte de Lion' to survey the tapestry of fields that decided Europe's fate in 1815. A viewing of the Panorama painting depicting the scenes of the great battle followed.
A route south through beauty of the Ardennes followed, with the bright lights of Reims in prospect. With cars safely parked, Champagne Taittinger received teams with their customary hospitality for 'Runners. Teams marvelled at the Unesco World Heritage listed Crayeres and enjoyed listening about how their contents were made and the unique process Champagne goes through. The order was given to pour, and the teams enjoyed the beginning of their evening in Reims while cogitating on the following mornings first clue.
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