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These picture is taken, Oostburg Netherlands on 12km of the coast.
A wonderful creek area.
We have finally one week of summer, real blue sky and temperatures above the 20° Celsius.
With my electric bike I was very glad that I again a picture of the nature could make.
When I saw these wonderful quiet place with a lot water of the creek and also nice cows in meadow, I though this becomes a nice picture.
You can see the result, I hope you like it.

Greetings, John

The "Great Hole" is a creek in West Zeeland southeast of Oostburg.

From 1604 the "Great Hole" was part of the Line of Oostburg and today it is a nature reserve, while the remains of the fortifications can still be found here.

Once the "Groote Gat" was part of a larger creeks system that was directly connected to the Swin. It was an extension of the Brugsche- canal, whose elongated Brugsche-Polder canal (dammed in 1684) west of Oostburg still testifies. This is now a golf course. Groote Gat was significantly reduced by the construction of the New Field Polder and east of it, the St. Philips Polder. Already in 1652
The Groote Gat is currently owned by the Zeeland landscape and comprises 83 ha creek, humid and salty meadows, reeds and thickets. On the east side, the area of 6.3 ha available to increase. Habitat of creeping marshwort
The "Great Hole" is one of the richest sites in the Netherlands of this species.
Among the breeding birds include: Blue throat, water rail, marsh harrier and gray goose.
There is a bird hide present.

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6/06/2013 10:08:00
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Additional Photos by John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 27340 W: 522 N: 47128] (200639)
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