Steenbergen at Sea and the Dam Buster Raid

The Netherlands, Steenbergen – August 2022

Lens Artists Photo Challenge #211 is ‘what is your groove’. Basically I enjoy looking around, up and down till something strikes me as interesting. A wonderful way of looking around is at the passenger seat of the car, riding shot gun. This is a navigable aqueduct, leading a waterway over the A4 motorway near Steenbergen in Noord-Brabant.

The A4 is one of our routes to Belgium and France. Reading the name on the aqueduct (Steenbergen at the sea) made me chuckle the first time, because the actual North Sea is more to the West. Last time passing I shot this photo. And when I made this post, I found some interesting information on Wikipedia about Steenbergen.

Guy Gibson, Wing Commander, the first CO of the RAF‘s 617 Squadron, who led the famous “Dam Busters” raid in 1943, crashed September 19 1944 with his navigator, Jim Warwick, in a de Havilland Mosquito XX, KB267, aircraft in this municipality. Coming back from a raid on Germany they crashed, probably caused by a malfunction of the fuel system. They are buried in the RC cemetery of Steenbergen.

Shot with iPhone 13 Pro Max edited using Snapseed and Marksta Click the picture for a larger version

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