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Map of Netherlands showing Flushing/Vlissingen in the south western delta region

Flushing is where the Swallows' unplanned sea voyage in Goblin ends up, as described in We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea. Daddy's cross-channel ship is, fortuitously, about to depart for Harwich as Goblin and her crew are being piloted into Flushing by the Flushing Pilot.

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Vlissingen, still often called Flushing in English, is an important port in the Netherlands.