Wednesday, November 7, 2018

BELGIUM ~ Belgian Coast - Ostend & Nieuwpoort ~

... Two beautiful postcards sent by my nephew and his girlfriend from our Belgian coast on the North Sea💙... there many resorts along the 65km coastline, with beautiful nature reserves and expansive dunes separating them... visited by many day-trippers heading to the beaches, especially during July and August... I love it more in Autumn🍁 or Winter❄...  then you can make nice long walks with the endlessness of the sea at the background and have the beach almost all to yourself... with two newly released lovely stamps from the "Happy Winter" series... Hééél Erg Bedankt Ben en Loes!! (✿ ♥‿♥)
Ostend is the largest coastal city on the Belgian coast located in the province of West Flanders. It lies along the North Sea at the end of the Ghent-Brugge Canal. Landmarks include the Vismijn, or Minque (fish market), the 3-mile (5-km) Digue (promenade), the Kursaal (casino), the Chalet Royal, the Thermal Institute (for hydropathic and electrotherapeutic treatment), and the racecourse.

Stamp:

Happy Winter
(Issued 22-10-2018)
Completely destroyed during WWI, Nieuwpoort  is a fishing village renowned for its seafood. This is where the German invasion was brought to a halt, thanks to the flooding of the plain between the sea and the River Ijzer (Ypres).

The marina of Nieuwpoort with its 3 yacht clubs and about 2000 berths is the largest marina in Northern Europe. This beautiful marina is located at the end of the ‘Havengeul’ where you can walk along the IJzer until you reach Nieuwpoort-city.

Stamp:

Happy Winter
(Issued 22-10-2018)

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