First thing today we explored Bollezeele. We spoke to some local people about the old photographs and captured these images. This was a stopping off point for troops en route to the Ypres Salient.
We headed north to Bergues, an ancient fortified town, which was an allied headquarters. This walled and gated town has small canals lined with warehouses where the produce from a landscape similar to The Netherlands was brought for purchase and distribution.
We then drove to Veurne (Furnes) which was a major administration and supply depot, near the Channel ports. Returning to Bollezeele one crosses the flax fields of Flanders. This is the staple crop for linen and oil manufacturing.