Item 03: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1916-31 December 1916 - Page 141
pretty well although the flapping of loose canvas (after snapping of several guy ropes kept me awake. Today has been very stormy and it was with difficulty that the Hospital & Leave Boats were able to cross the Channel. The sea presented a great sight with the foam dashing high in the air. Part of the road from Wimereux to Boulogne was under water and to reach the town one had to make a detour over the cliffs to the left.
There is no more swimming now. Several of us hired a cabin on the beach for 60 francs & used to take dips in the briny pretty often. Through having this cabin I got to know several families of Parisians staying at Wimereux &