September 17th, 2009 browsing by day


Friday Sept 18

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

I am back in the very same spot I was the night after I arrived in Ijmuiden. We, another 4 boats from the Schinkel Y.C., are on our way to Marken, for the annual race for cabin sail yachts. We left the Y.C. at 11 p.m. to make the nightly “standing mast” route through Amsterdam. It is 2.15 in the morning  now. 13 boats are registered for the race. Many of the members keep their boats in harbors on the old Zuiderzee and do not need to track through Amsterdam.

So far I have just one crew member for the race, Judith. I am waiting to hear from cousins/nephew if they can join me Saturdaymorning on Marken.

Earlier this evening I had a long talk with Dick Dienske the nephew of Henk Dienske who already managed to place some of the missing puzzle pieces in their places, as to what the scope of the resistance group my mother was involved in during the second WW. We will meet again. Dick’s dad was also active in the group and was also caught and imprisoned and survived.