If one does not know
to which port one is sailing,
no wind is favorable.
Peace, Love and an Adventurous 2019!
Mirjam Terpstra & Ton Reijntjes
From 25th untill 29th of July 2018 I was at work during the Tall Ship Races Stavanger 2018 in Norway. The Tall Ships Races is a sailing event with a race in Northern Europe, that has the aim to unite people and especially the youth – no matter what nationality, gender or religion people have. Stavanger was visited by 67 (tall) ships from 17 countries with estimated 2.500 crewmembers. See for more pictures Sail Stavanger 2018Read More
Yesterday I have spotted the frigate F363 Niels Juel (length 139 m and width 31 m) by leaving the Port of Amsterdam. The frigate belongs to the Iver Huitfeldt class and is a three-ship class of frigates that entered service with the Royal Danish Navy. Because it is forbidden to enter the Port of Amsterdam with a pleasure boat I was escorted by a patrol boat of the Port Of Amsterdam.Read More
Two days later than planned we left SvetiyJ Just before departure at 10.30 am, the Russian pilot came on board. He guided the tall ship trough the Canal of Kaliningrad and the Strait of Baltiysk to the Baltic Sea.
See for more pictures of the pilotage Pilots of Russia.
The second day the customs arrived on board at 2.00 pm and we were not allowed to leave our cabin. At 7.00 pm the customs leave the Barque ‘Sedov’ after an intensive search. We were very glad we could leave. Unfortunately, fog suddenly appeared on the Pregolja river and we could not leave.Read More
Just before departure, the Russian Tall Ship ‘Sedov’ was transferred from the Murmansk State Technical University to Kaliningrad State Technical University (KSTU). On the 17th of June 2017 there was a press conference with the Russian television with captain Viktor Nikolin and rector Vladimir Volkogon (KSTU). On the 18th of June the vessel started her first voyage of 2017 and first under the flag of Baltic Fishing Fleet State Academy (BFFSA). See also my post http://www.mirjam-terpstra.com/?p=5304Read More
In June 2017 I sailed with the Russian tall ship ‘Sedov’, from Svetliy (Kaliningrad Russia) to Den Helder (The Netherlands). The coming days I will tell you something about the life aboard this beautiful sailing ship. On 16th of June I went on board the Barque ‘Sedov’ and sailed from Svetliy (Russia) to Den Helder (The Netherlands) In Den Helder the barque would participate in Sail Den Helder 2017 and I was commisioned to take pictures of this maritime event.
The exhibition, which has been organized by the Municipality of Amsterdam gives an impression of the various art forms of the creative officials of the Council of Amsterdam. The art forms are photography, fine arts and media. I exhibit with a photograph ‘Guidance to a safe heaven’. The exhibition AmbtArt2017 is open from 21th of November – 30th of April 2018 during weekdays from 8.30 – 18.00 pm at voormalige Stadstimmertuinen 4-6, Amsterdam.Read More