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Second picture of the frozen Damse Vaart, this time taken in Oostkerke. The day this picture was taken it was still forbidden to go on the ice because it was not thick enough in all places. However, just as in the previous picture also here there were some daredevils.
On Sunday finally, the Damse Vaart was opened for the public to go ice-skating. Some 50.000 people came!!! And that for just one day because on Monday the ice started to melt because of the positive temperatures.
The skateable track of the canal is some 15 km almost straight-on between Bruges and Sluis (in Netherlands), making it a dream for long distance nature ice skaters (or however you call it).
I chose this low horizontal balance to show the trees, covered with ice. They are really bent like this because of the wheather and typical for the area and especially for this canal (it's a kind of poplar tree called Maerlandica). I hope you like it. Have a nice day!

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