A collection of photos from Middleburg, Vlissegen, the surrounding areas from before the trip from Vlissengen Shipyard to Hobart

RSV Nuyina Flag Raising Ceremony

The 'Flagging' is an important part of the Nuyina returning to Australia, a maritime flag is a flag designated for use on ships, boats, and other watercraft. Naval flags are considered important at sea and the rules and regulations for the flying of flags are strictly enforced. The flag flown is related to the country of registration: so much so that the word "flag" is often used symbolically as a synonym for "country of registration". Maritime Flag on Wikipedia


We had 2 weeks before we moved onto the ship, which we spent in Middelburg and had a chance to explore the village. The city of Middelburg dates back possibly to the late 8th century or early 9th century. The first mention of Middelburg was as one of three fortified towns (borgs) erected on Walcheren (then an island) to guard against Viking raids.

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We spent one evening in Veere, an old village nearby. The name Veere means "ferry": Wolfert Van Borssele established a ferry and ferry house there in 1281. This ferry he called the "camper-veer" or "Ferry of Campu" by which name Camphire it was known, at least in England, until the seventeenth century.

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Vlissengen - Damen Shipyard

Damen Naval is a Dutch shipyard, and a continuation of the Koninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde, responsible for a number of ships used by the Royal Netherlands Navy.

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