15th October (1917)

Saw the fleet of fishing boats with their red, brown and white sails go down to the sea and, later on, return.  Trains loaded with guns etc. keep passing and re-passing and along a road near by an almost continuous stream of ambulances, wagons and motor lorries was moving.  The coast is low-lying, unlike the opposite English coast.  It looks incongruous to see an old windmill right in the middle of this camp.