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Pieter Inpyn
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« on: July 30, 2020, 02:43:00 pm »

Shipspotting at Terneuzen / Netherlands now rather difficult because of construction of a new large lock.
The popular area "Kopje van Kanada" just west of the locks is now closed and sealed off. It will probably never return in the present form because part of it will be removed for a new, wider entrance to new sealock.
The road towards "Kopje van Kanada" is closed for all traffic, including pedestrians, also strictly no parking along the dike.
However a bit more west a new concrete stairs over the dike is constructed with a small parking area for six cars.
Also west of the small area strictly no parking: fines up to 100 Euros. See the first attached JPG-file.

I have found a nice site for shipspotting east of Terneuzen between the town quarter Othene and the hamlet Griete, see the second attached JPG-file.
Free parking but again high stairs over the dike, but a bench to sit on and the vessels passing by much closer and a better position regarding the sun.
Disadvantage is however that no longer the vessels to and coming from Terneuzen en Ghent industrial areas can be seen passing near the locks.
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2020, 08:23:09 am »

Thanks for that information; I am coming to Terneuzen for 2 days in September and I always used to go to "Kopje van Kanada"
The site east of town centre looks promising with the free parking and although we might miss the traffic entering the Ghent canal from the West, most of the coastal traffic seems to go up river. Also very slightly closer to the traffic on the North side of the Scheldt which appeared to be on the increase last year.
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