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Mercator Ship, Oostende
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Tall Ship Mercator

One of the attractions in Oostende is the Mercator ship.  This is a tall ship which is open to the public.  It shows the rooms and accommodation of a working ship, and the Mercator has been used as training for cadets.  It is worth a visit.
 
Further north along the coast from Oostende is Blankenberge.  Unlike Oostende, Blankenberge is not a major ferry terminal, and is more intensely built up along the seafront.  The weather there can be just as unpredictable as Oostende.

Unusual Buildings In Oostende
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One building brightly coloured, the other with a crocodile in the roof!

Fishing Boat Arrives
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Fishing boat enters harbour. Taken from "Franlis" boat.

Cranes Near Blankenberge
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A view across the Blankenberge dunes to the cranes.Cranes are in Zeebrugge (?)