Thursday May 19th. A Dutch road trip.

Written by Jack van Ommen on May 20th, 2016

I received a photo taken at the May 6th OCC rally to prove my membership in the Ocean Cruising Club:

picture taken by Eva.

picture taken by Eva.

Tomorrow I turn my one week rental car back in. After visiting friends and family in the provinces of Utrecht and Gelderland, I am heading for at least three visits into the countryside north of Amsterdam. Holland at its best. New green foliage, tulip fields, new born lambs and calves, etc.

After my presentation at Tiel Maritiem I headed to Barneveld to visit my friends at De Bondgenoot with the Boonzaaijers, who I met in French Polynesia in 2005. On the way back to Amsterdam I stopped at the Nieuwboer botter yard to check on the botter yacht “Groote Beer” the so-called “Herman Goering” yacht, with which I have had an association over the ¬†last thirty years. Last year she was still on the ways at the yard for repairs to the 2011 mishap. There is still some work to be done while she is afloat again.

Groote Beer in Spakenburg

Groote Beer in Spakenburg

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The Nieuwboer yard in Spakenburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

and a few more road side attractions:

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Gristmill in Ingen, Gelderland

Pumping stations to keep the reclaimed polders dry

Pumping stations to keep the reclaimed polders dry near Hoorn in West Friesland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Daria Blackwell says:

    Welcome to the OCC!

    Daria Blackwell
    PR Officer

  2. Ronald de Jongh says:

    Geachte Jack van Ommen,

    Bent u komende winter enige tijd in NL? Ik wil eens informeren of u bereid bent om op onze Watersportvereniging een lezing te houden over uw tochten én over de Grote Beer. Ik hoor graag van u.

    Vriendelijke groet,

    Ronald de Jongh

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