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Borderland of The Netherlands and Belgium, with a view on river Scheldt, Antwerpen harbour, nuclear power plant in Doel and the end spur of the "Drowned Land of Saeftinghe”, a large-scale, salt marsh wilderness, situated in the river Schelde estuary, on the edge of land and sea.
Image made with kite and camera (attached to the kite's line).

Tags:   KAP The Netherlands Belgium Schelde Zeeuws-Vlaanderen Antwerpen Doel kerncentrale Doel aerial

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The Netherlands - Terneuzen
View on the pier of ferry harbour and river Scheldt, in early morning light.
Image made with kite and camera (attached to the kite's line).

Tags:   KAP The Netherlands Zeeland Terneuzen Terneuzen haven haven harbour pier Schelde aerial photography

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The Netherlands
The Zwin is a nature reserve at the North Sea coast, on the Belgian-Dutch border. It consists of the entrance area of a former tidal inlet which during the Middle Ages connected the North Sea with the ports of Sluis and Bruges inland.
The Zwin inlet was formed originally by a storm that broke through the Flemish coast in 1134, creating a tidal channel that reached some 15 km inland and was also connected, through another channel, to the mouth of the Scheldt further north-east. The new waterway offered access to the sea to the inland city of Bruges, which consequently rose to become one of the foremost medieval port cities of Europe. However, from the late 13th century onwards, the channel was affected by progressive silting, which ultimately caused the waterway to become unusable and cut off the harbour of Bruges from the sea.
The present-day nature reserve was founded in 1952. It has an area of 1.25 square kilometres in Belgium and 0.33 square kilometres in The Netherlands. It is famous for its large variety in salt-resistant flora and is also popular with bird watchers, as (for instance) one of the few places in Belgium with a population of white storks.
In March 1986 it was declared a Wetland of International Importance. Because the Zwin is threatened by the on going problem of silting up, Flemish and Dutch partners recently decided to launch a number of large construction projects which will soon thoroughly change the appearance of the Zwin.
Image made with kite and camera (attached to the kite's line).

Tags:   KAP The Netherlands Zeeland Zeeuws-Vlaanderen Het Zwin Noordzee Noordzeekust North Sea coast aerial photography

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The Netherlands
The Zwin is a nature reserve at the North Sea coast, on the Belgian-Dutch border. It consists of the entrance area of a former tidal inlet which during the Middle Ages connected the North Sea with the ports of Sluis and Bruges inland.
The Zwin inlet was formed originally by a storm that broke through the Flemish coast in 1134, creating a tidal channel that reached some 15 km inland and was also connected, through another channel, to the mouth of the Scheldt further north-east. The new waterway offered access to the sea to the inland city of Bruges, which consequently rose to become one of the foremost medieval port cities of Europe. However, from the late 13th century onwards, the channel was affected by progressive silting, which ultimately caused the waterway to become unusable and cut off the harbour of Bruges from the sea.
The present-day nature reserve was founded in 1952. It has an area of 1.25 square kilometres in Belgium and 0.33 square kilometres in The Netherlands. It is famous for its large variety in salt-resistant flora and is also popular with bird watchers, as (for instance) one of the few places in Belgium with a population of white storks.
In March 1986 it was declared a Wetland of International Importance. Because the Zwin is threatened by the on going problem of silting up, Flemish and Dutch partners recently decided to launch a number of large construction projects which will soon thoroughly change the appearance of the Zwin.
Image made with kite and camera (attached to the kite's line).

Tags:   KAP The Netherlands Zeeland Zeeuws-Vlaanderen Het Zwin Noordzee Noordzeekust North Sea coast aerial photography

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The Netherlands
“The Drowned Land of Saeftinghe” is a large-scale, salt marsh wilderness, situated in the River Scheldt estuary. In late medieval times it was a flourishing area of ‘polders’ and villages, and even had a castle. Saeftinghe was of great strategical importance; whoever occupied it, could control access to Antwerp harbour. Heavy storm floods during the 14th and 16th centuries devoured large areas of the reclaimed land and, during the 16th century Eighty Years’ War (the Dutch War of Independence), the dikes of Saeftinghe were pierced in order to flood the land, in an attempt to defend Antwerp. So Saeftinghe, covering 3600 hectares (36km2), became a vast brackish intertidal area, the largest of its kind in Europe. It gives an insight into what the ancient landscape of Zeeland would have once looked like, ever-changing with the ebb and flow of the tides. The water of the Western Scheldt enters and retreats with every tide via a system of creeks. The Western Scheldt is an estuary, where the fresh water of the River Scheldt mixes with the saline water of the North Sea.
The mudflats and vegetated salt marsh create a haven for birds: tens of thousands of birds come here to feed, to rest and to breed. Over the years, more than 200 bird species have been recorded.
Image made with kite and camera (attached to the kite's line).

Tags:   KAP The Netherlands Zeeland Zeeuws-Vlaanderen Verdronken land van Saeftinghe Schelde Westerschelde


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