Ship ahoy

Yesterday afternoon Polo and I were walking along the Reitdiep over the dyke between Aduarderzijl and Ezinge. To the West I saw dark brown sails moving quickly down the reach from Rode Haan. Sailing on January 2nd. down the Retdiep before the wind and against the current; it had to be Tserk and his Willem Jacob. They jibed through the Ezinge bend and again at Schaphalsterzijl before easing sheets and lifting the tack to blow past us, where the Aduarderdiep joins the Reitdiep, and on to Garnwerd for the night. 

Willem Jacob voor de wind op het Reitdiep gisteren. De kunst van het zeilen op de binnenwateren van Nederland leeft nog hier in Groningen. 

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