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Sunday I have made, a nice bike trip the first springtime day of the year with plus 20° Celsius.
Belgium has a new record, March 9 is the most warmest day, never was it warmer on March 9, out of the history in Belgium since the measurements in 1830.

It was enjoy after a long winter, for again a trip through the Creeks area, of this countryside village.
This picturesque village has 365 habitants, it are almost everything farmers.
The sun was almost above the horizon, I have these picture made with the sun in the lens, and the creek on the left side.
I hope that you can enjoy


Lapscheure is a farming village with its isolated location makes it an oasis of peace and not just for the people, also for animals.
The remains of the medieval creeks here are still present, what the necessary aquatic and migratory birds attracts.
Within walking distance of the village center is also an area ("Flat Creek").
Lovers of birds, amphibians and waterfowl, pull on your boots and keep those binoculars at the ready and foam inlets off.
You can pick up your heart here in abundance, each season brings something new.


History;

The first mention of the village can be found in a letter from the period 1019 - 1030 the abbot of St. Peter's Abbey in Ghent.
Around 1200 Lapscheure became a parish, and in 1240 they built a church dedicated to the saint Christianus, at the place where it had previously been a chapel or church stood assistance.
During the 80-year war the Sluis rebels dykes of the Zwin strike in 1583, which church and village were destroyed.
This led creeks which the best known is the Lapscheurse Hole.
This creek forms the border between Belgium and the Netherlands. Along the Blue Sluis (1746) flowed into 1830, the surface water in the creek and on to the Zwin

Canon EOS 5D
Shooting Date/Time
9/03/2014 17:05:07
Shooting Mode
Manual Exposure
Tv(Shutter Speed)
1/640
Av(Aperture Value)
14
ISO Speed
100
Lens
EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Focal Length
16.0mm
Image Size
4368x2912
Image Quality
RAW
Picture Style
Landscape

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