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My own new site February 2013

I took has been in Aardenburg in the Netherlands with a lot creeks and wonderful nature ice these picture of different people with skates.
Two weeks ago got we a winter period with very low temperatures, -15° Celsius, this very low for our coast surrounding.
A lot people are happy for to skate on nature ice.
I was self a skater but now I am the old, to dangerous for breaking arms or legs.
For take a picture to make can certainly without skating.
You can see the result, I hope that you enjoy.

I want everyone say thanks for to bringing, a visit to my pictures and also to my own gallery.Skating is possible because the iron under the shoe with little friction over the ice can slide. A skater can skate to steer by the tilt, so that the edge of the iron in the ice 'dig'. This will change the friction and it is possible to change direction.

History from Aardenburg and different creeks, the photograph shows the "Stierskreek"
Aardenburg was already inhabited in the middle time, but was a really large settlement in Roman times, when after a castellum 174 was built for coastal surveillance of the borders of the Roman Empire. Aardenburg was then still a small river, which connects with the sea gave up. That Aardenburg at that time 'Rodanum' would have called, is an attractive but unproven hypothesis.
The fort was abandoned around 225, the evidence for this is that when a civil temple was founded within the military walls. Between 260 and 274 at the time of the Gallic Empire was Aardenburg back into use as a fortress. It was cleared by the natural environment changed. An attack of German tribes may also have played a role.
The archaeological site covers an area of about 1 km ², a part of the fort is visible, but most of the finds have been transferred to the museum.
The Vikings made it to the monks of the Ghent Sint Bavo's Abbey, which had acquired the land in fief, it is difficult to extract, but after 925, the rest recovered enough to build a church, the St. Bavo Church. Also, the economy recovered and the medieval Aardenburg, initially Roda Burg called, was one of the 17 Flemish cities that belonged to the London Hansa. In 1279 was first reported the Eede, a watercourse that was connected to the Zwin. It was at Slepeldamme, where Ee resulted in the Zwin, a lock built to improve the waterway.

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