In 2006, during an exhibition I met Guus Leuveling Tjeenk. When I heard that he was not a photographer but maritime pilot, I asked him if I was allowed to sail once. A deal was quickly closed. In exchange for taking a few pictures of his last working day, I was allowed to sail. There was a whole new world for me! I was deeply impressed by everything I saw that trip, the boatmen, the tugs, the giant tanker, the captain and his crew and the work of the pilot.