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My bike trip to this white village (Total 40 km)

Oostkerke a village on 5 KM of the Belgian coasts (The North Sea)

Napoleon channel

The momentum is known today because of its bike-friendly character in the beautiful surroundings that are the green polders and the twisted Marilandica poplars. Many fishermen have already eagerly watched his / her fishing rod here and during the most severe winters the sports enthusiasts can get their skates on for the Zwinstedentocht or Brugge-Sluis-Brugge.
The Damse Vaart was dug by order of Napoleon (from 1810), hence the alternative name "Napoleon Canal". These excavations were carried out by Spanish prisoners of war, "descendants" of the lords who did not hold the scepter in the Netherlands until recently. The canal was to be part of a network of canals along the coast that would allow a quick supply of the French soldiers and at the same time Napoleon avoided the confrontation with the powerful English navy.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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4/11/2018 10:21:52
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EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
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