In summer 2017 we chartered a boat, a 24m long tjalk, to sail the IJsselmeer and Markermeer for a week. The Vrouw Dina — that’s the boat’s name — was commanded by two skippers — Simi and Daniel — and we acted as their amateurish part time crew.
I choose my old Yashica T5 to come with me … loaded with Agfa Vista 200. Reasons for choosing the Yashica T5 were that it’s waterproof — to a certain degree, that it’s small — it fits in a pocket and that it’s fully automatic — perfect if you have not much time to fiddle around with settings Sure, I had my workhorse — guess what — with me, but this time there was no use for it, as the Yasihica T5 did a very good job and the rest was shot with an iPhone. All images from the film can be found here.
We started from Enkhuizen, getting a first briefing on-board the boat. After loading our luggage, we started our first tour to Hoorn. The small town, founded in 716, was name-giving for one of the most famous locations on earth — Cape Horn. Willem Schouten, who circled it in 1616, named the southernmost part of the Americas after its birthplace.
During Holland’s Golden Age between 1602 and 1799, when it became a glorious seafarer and trade empire, Hoorn was an important home base of the Dutch East India Company (VOC), one of the first multinational corporations, issuing bonds and shares of stock to the general public.
On we go from Hoorn to Monnikendam.
… and further we go from Monnikendam to Marken … and further on to Medemblik.
On our way to Lemmer …
… and back to Enkhuizen.
So long … and thanks for all the fish.