Thursday, September 29, 2011

September 20, 2011 Middleburg to Zierikzee

First stop today was Veere, a one time fishing village turned into resort town,
quaint and pastoral with a smell of salt in the air.

Ever wonder what a dike was? This photo shows a good example complete with sheep which you can't see to keep it well groomed.

The second leg of today's ride had cross these barrages, billed as the most
difficult ride of the week we were indeed blessed by a steady tail wind.
The barrage is made up of a series of hydraulic lifts that control the flow of water from the North Sea, quite the engineering feat.

This church tower is all that remains of Koudekerke, a village destroyed by the flood of 1953.

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