The vet who remains all alone on his ‘island’ in the Westhoek: “Don’t worry, I’m a real plant puller”

His son left the building last Friday and now that his wife, daughter and both dogs have also moved to drier places, veterinarian Geert Beeckaert (57) from Lo-Reninge is alone on his island. “The freezer is full and I can finally update my administration,” he says. “But if I want to keep my basement dry, I have to get up every two hours at night.”