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Proudly introducing

In People on 08/07/2011 at 09:17

Happy news! While we’re sailing around the world, life doesn’t just go on back home, it also starts. On Wednesday July 6 our little nephew Julius Wijnstein was born, son of Boukje’s sister Karin and her partner Sergio. Read the rest of this entry »

Visiting Penrhyn

In People, Voyages on 28/11/2010 at 22:12

We have spent the last week on Penrhyn making many, many and many new friends. The people of Penrhyn are amazingly friendly and hospitable. We have spent much of our time making friends with the locals, especially the children, helping out where we could, joining in on all the activities on the island, witnessed enchanting singing in church and we have seen our first Manta ray at 20 meters deep while dolphins were playing above us. Read the rest of this entry »

Two parties and a ritual

In Helena, People on 01/11/2010 at 21:38

On the 31st of October Arent turned 40-ish. That means birthday songs, a homemade cake, best wishes and, if at all possible, a huge party. As he (and we) don’t know that many people in this part of the world yet, we decided to take him to the party of the year on Tahaa: Halloween at the Taravana Yacht Club.

But before we went there, we had an important ritual of our own to perform… Read the rest of this entry »

Louise & Catootje

In People on 10/09/2010 at 22:42

Happy news from back home!
Two new additions to our family arrived last week. On September 1st Louise Catherina Klinker was born, daughter of Boukje’s brother Pieter and his wife Sylvia. And on September 3rd Catootje Brink arrived, daughter of Rolf’s brother Jacco and his wife Carien. Both little girls and their parents are doing well, and we are looking forward to seeing and hearing them on skype soon…

Our new Manihi family

In People, Voyages on 18/08/2010 at 20:38

As is the tradition with Helena, we have again accidentally ended up somewhere we didn’t plan to be And again it’s amazing and we’re having a great time with our new pearl farming family on a beautiful part of this atoll. We are considering starting our very own pearl farm on one of these motus. Isn’t that romantic? Read the rest of this entry »

Making new friends

In People on 26/06/2010 at 01:42

The sea lions on Galapagos are really cool!!!

Stuck on St Kitts

In People, Voyages on 25/03/2010 at 20:36

Hey all! Finally an update from Helena in the Carib… Since the last update we have had many adventures at the grenadines, St Vincent where we celebrated Baziel’s birthday with the crew of  the Black Swan, St Lucia where we were hanging out with Melanie and Roderick, Martinique and Antigua. Longer stories will follow soon.

As many of you may already know, Baziel is back home and currently I’m sailing around with several different people. I have met up at St Martin with Arent Brink, my cousin and I have also met Marie Lafrance who is currently still onboard Helena. Arent and Marie were supposed to come along for an overnight trip to Guadeloupe, but on the way the transmission shaft broke off, so we got stuck on St Kitts waiting for new parts. Read the rest of this entry »

Melanie Brock & Roderic Crawford, St Lucia

In People on 06/02/2010 at 05:45

We met Melanie through the Black Swan on St Vincent during Baziel’s birthday party. Melanie and het partner Roderic, who is the manager of the Almond resort on St Lucia, have hosted us in their resort while they were getting diving lessons from Rolf. After that they enjoyed a cruise with us to Martinique where they both got certified as open water divers!

The Black Swan, everywhere

In People on 26/01/2010 at 05:46