28th of July: Camping IJzerhoeve: Wendy supports Street Nurses vzw
When I arrived in the centre of Diksmuide at about 5:30 pm, I checked on my phone until when the reception of Camping IJzerhoeve was open. It appeared to close at that very moment. I then decided to call immediately and inform them that I was on my way. I was still shopping and back to the camping was at least half an hour walking.
Wendy made an oral arrangement right away so that I could get a key to the ladies’ bathroom. When I was on my way to the campsite some time later, she passed me. With that big backpack on my back I am easily recognizable.
We immediately arranged the camping fee because she wouldn’t be there the next morning. Wendy manages the campsite all by herself. When I gave her a flyer, she immediately dropped part of the camping fee, despite the difficult corona times.
The next day – I had stayed longer than usual because of the very good Wi-Fi connection that allowed me to update the weekly photo albums on Flickr – Wendy told me she used to be a social worker. She also gave me some tips about where I could meet homeless people in Ieper (Ypres). So I will probably stay in Ypres for two days.