Inspecting the battlefield

The rolling landscape of the Waterloo battlefield is quite a surprise as you get closer. At first glance, its hard to imagine how the two armies didnt just flatten each other.

As you get closer the dips and rises emerge from the ground and the explanations for the final various scirmishes becomes clearer.

How the French and English soldiers stood their ground against the mixture of the cavalry charges, infantry volleys and cannon fire is a mystery. What remains today, is of course the victors view with Wellington’s position now turned into the Lion Monument:

The rest, as they say, is just a fun cycle ride and a great lunch: