A few days drive to get to our spot in the sun: from Amsterdam to the Zeeland seaside town of Scheveningen, home of world-record windsurfing wind and raw herring; then lovely Brugge and onto the bloodsoaked boring terrain of Belgium's Flanders fields, every town an infamous World War One battle.

brugge movie




We stop in the drizzle at Tyne Cot, an Allied graveyard hard by Ypres ("Wipers"the tommies called it) in the middle of the Belgian countryside.