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One week ago very nice weather for a lovely bike trip to this white village (Total 40 km)

Oostkerke a village on 5 KM of the Belgian coasts (The North Sea)

I took this picture at the Westside of the village with a quiet meadow and sheep, pleasant for make a good stroll.

Oostkerke developed on a natural or artificial increase in a salt marsh area. Although for the first time in writing in 1028 as Ostkerka, the history of development may go back to the 8th century. In 1089 there is for the first time an independent parish.
A legend claims that the first church was built on the grave of one Guthago, who would have been a Scottish prince who in the 9th century would have converted the inhabitants of the Flemish coast to Christianity. This Guthago was declared sacred in 1159 and thus the patron saint of the church founded around 1100. Its patronage was in the hands of the Abbey of Saint-Quentin-en-l'Isle, and as a result, the church was finally dedicated to Saint Quintinus.
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4/11/2018 10:59:32
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