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Mercator Ship, Oostende
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
One building brightly coloured, the other with a crocodile in the roof!

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

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