Monthly Archives: February 2012

Port of Singapore from the Admiral Cheng Ho.

Singapore, December 26, 2011 11:00 am

On a tourist cruise with the “Admiral Cheng Ho”, a beautiful junk boat, I wanted to see more of the second largest harbor of the world. Unfortunately the ship didn’t sail in the real port of Singapore but sailed to the mouth of the river, the islands and the ships at anchor. There was a beautiful view of the skyline of Singapore, including the Marina Bay Sands hotel built in the shape of a ship, but the real harbor of Singapore was still far away.    


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Frozen water.

Ijsselmeer (Hindeloopen), February 11, 2012 3.05 pm

IJsselmeer (Hindeloopen) February 11, 2012 3.10 pm

While ships in the major ports of the Netherlands sail, the barges suffer from the inland ice. The IJsselmeer is completely frozen. Every day icebreakers assist the barges to run a passage on the IJsselmeer.

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The Lighthouse of Marken in the ice.

Marken, February 5, 2012, 2.55 pm

 The Lighthouse is my favorite place on the waterfront in summer but especially in winter. Surrounded by snow and ice it seemed like an expedition to get here. Because of the exceptional circumstances the Lighthouse was opened for the public.

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Lifeboat of Marken

Isle of Marken, February 4, 2012 5.02 pm

Throughout the year KNRM on Marken  helps anyone with problems on the Gouwzee and Markermeer. But not when there is ice. Then KNRM Marken changes into a running rescue station for rescues on the ice.

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The World’s Port of Call.

Singapore, December 26, 2011, 10.57 am

During my holiday in Singapore & Malaysia, I contacted the maritime pilots. The pilots in Singapore fall under the Maritime Port Authority. Because of the public holidays in Singapore it was not possible to get permission to sail with the pilots and take a photo shoot. Maybe next time I will be more successful. With a tourist cruise in the harbor, I have made this picture of the Tanjong Pagar Terminal in the port of Singapore. 
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