Thursday, 7 May 2015

April, 2015 - HOORN, HOLLAND

We motored against wind and choppy seas from Amsterdam to Hoorn.  Hoorn is a great city with lots of interesting architecture and history, particularly related to the Dutch East India Company. 

Exposed skin get sun burnt, or was that frostbite?

The race is on.


Safe on the dock.




It is a fowl neighborhood.







The town has many interesting buildings.

Gate house in old harbor.

Warehouses in the old harbor.

These buildings tell the story of the defeat of a Spanish invasion fleet.



It's a bird, no it's a plane....




Traditional sailing barge, with old prison in background.

Shallow draft yacht, with Lee Boards.

Boys waiting to stow away on a ship.

Sunset on the breakwater.

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