10/36.- Flanders: Oostende


Oostende on the Belgian coast (which is only 70 or so km long) is a popular seaside resort, to which people from all over the country throng on sunny week-ends.  It used to be a very active fishing harbour, from where boats would set out to the fishing grounds near Iceland.  Opposite the pretty Oostende church, one of these "icelanders" has been set up as a museum and a memorial to the many fishermen who bravely faced the rough conditions of these expeditions.

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