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Van Loon Sailing Event 01
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When you check-out next link, you can read more about Hendrik Willem van Loon. Although van Loon was emigrated to the USA, he continued to feel Dutch himself. He made many trips to Europe and returned occasionally to the Netherlands. He was particularly impressed by the town of Veere. Between 1927 and 1931, after a difficult period in the USA, he was settled permanently in the house 'The Houttuyn' located on the quay of Veere. He completed his books there and bore occasional stir by his flamboyant lifestyle and special initiatives. One of these initiatives was that he, with the assistance of Frits Philips, organised in 1928 a sailing event for local fishermen with their wooden fishing boats. For the very poor (from financial point of view) fishermen an excellent opportunity to gain some extra money and goods that they couldn't afford to buy, so the enthousiasm to participate was rather great. The 'Stichting Behoud Hoogaars' (SBH), a foundation runned by volunteers to reconstruct ancient Dutch wooden fishing boats, decided in 1994 however to keep this sailing event again, but on a yearly basis now and for the present owners of different types of ancient wooden boats. This series will show you some images of the 2012 event.

Hope you'll like this series. Thanks in advance for your comment.

PS: the reason for my recently absence on Caedes is that last Wednesday a dear and close family member passed away suddenly. The burial was held yesterday.

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::Dunstickin
07/24/12 8:00 AM GMT
Glad to see you back my friend...we cannot dictate the circumstances that life throws at us eh!..

You must have a high tech memory to remember all that info you wrote re: Van Loon!..{o_~}

Amazing photo Mr C...Has it all!...It gives the impression that even those boats are enjoying themselves!
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::Ramad
07/24/12 8:09 AM GMT
A wonderful image showing the boats with all sails stretched fully and cutting fast through the water. The sky looks fantastic too Cornelius. Sorry to hear about the loss of the close relative - my condolences.
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Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors.
::biffobear
07/24/12 8:30 AM GMT
That's one great action pic....R.
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Never argue with an idiot. They'll drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.
::LynEve
07/24/12 12:10 AM GMT
How wonderful to see the wind in their sails and the cklouds scudding by. A pleasure to view this lovely scene and and interesting narrative Cornelius.

I am so sorry for your loss.
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My thanks to all who leave comments for my work and to those of you who like one enough to make it a favourite. To touch just one person that way makes each image worthwhile. . . . . . . . . .. . . . "The question is not what you look at, but what you see" ~ Marcel Proust
::tigger3
07/24/12 1:34 PM GMT
This is a great start to what looks to be another wonderful series, I'm looking forward to more. Mr. C. I'm so sorry to hear of the sad news, we just never really know from day to the next do we. Tigs♥ =^..^=
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
::100k_xle
07/24/12 1:57 PM GMT
Sorry for your Loss Mr.C. I know what that's like. I've spent more time at Funeral Homes in the last couple of years then all my life put together.

Love the post, the skies look like a Painting........Well Done.
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This Image GRABBED my EYE. That's Why I Stopped By. Thanks For Sharing ! Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience
.LakeMichigan
07/24/12 2:14 PM GMT
Beautiful start to the series with an excellent historic narrative. I am looking forward to the rest of the series.
My condolences to you and your entire family, Cornelius.
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I would travel only by horse, if I had the choice. ~ Linda McCartney ~
.Jimbobedsel
07/24/12 2:29 PM GMT
Sorry to hear of the passing of your family member, Mr. C.

This shot is about as gorgeous as a shot can get. Just an awesome scene, and the water and sky are picture perfect! Wonderful work, Mr. C.

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.icedancer
07/24/12 3:35 PM GMT
Magnificent action shot Cornelius. I'm so sorry for your loss of your dear friend, I truly know the feeling. Anyway I've never seen an upper sail that looks like the one in the front. Excellent colours and composition, also love the action of the water
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Have a Sunny Day
::cynlee
07/24/12 4:14 PM GMT
Fantastic image, Cornelius and a fascinating story. Sounds like great fun for everyone, these competitions.

Your shot is impeccable. I am sorry to hear of your family member's passing.
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.koca
07/24/12 4:47 PM GMT
Welcome back with your wonderful sea scenes, Sea. I really love them. I adore seas and lakes, I don't know why. Maybe I've been a sailor in one of my previous lives. ???? Thanks a lot for the lovely story.
And, my condolences again.
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Logun7
07/24/12 5:35 PM GMT
What a beautiful sight! Full sails ahead!
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The most precious jewel you'll ever have around your neck are the arms of your children♥
.Roseman_Stan
07/25/12 12:08 AM GMT
Wonderful capture of what looks like an outstanding day Sir C! One of those days that speaks to the heart and lifts the soul I would say.
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All I know is, I am not home yet, This is NOT my Home. Take this World, & Give me Jesus... Building 429
.muki7
07/25/12 12:26 AM GMT
I luv this action scene Cornelius. Perfect Desktop image. So sorry to here of your family member passing, My condolences. Take Care. .
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Enjoy nature, Take nothing but photographs and leave nothing but footprints
.sahadk
07/25/12 12:48 AM GMT
Superb!great capture of a lovely scene!
Outstanding work indeed!!
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::SEFA
07/25/12 1:27 PM GMT
Beautiful sailing boats and also a very good photo. Good angle and very nice colors.
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::0930_23
07/24/19 3:20 PM GMT
Sorry I missed commenting on this beautiful and informative shot SEA.
I enjoyed reading the comments from some of those, who no longer can or do comment. Time goes by too fast.

OFT


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People are like cameras--sometimes they lose focus.

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