Dockyards, quays, terminals, pilots, warehouses, wharves, anchorages, lighthouses and beacons, craftsmen, shipping companies, customs and other port authorities, fish auctions, boarding houses, lodgings, and packing facilities. Seaports respond to the needs of everything that comes from the sea, or that leaves for it. Besides the needs of commerce, ports traditionally cater the demand for sexContinue reading “Harbours, Hookers, Heroines and Women in Masquerade”
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Come to rescue the Rolling Sheep
Hiking needs careful preparation, including personal safety. What do you put in your First Aid Kit? Do you possess basic first aid skills to manage an accident? Unless you go wondering on your own on the Wadden Sea mudflats, being on the Frisia Coast Trail help is never far away. Therefore, provided you have aContinue reading “Come to rescue the Rolling Sheep”
Wa bin ik, wa bist do en wa bin wy?
“If you don’t care about your own history, you may as well leave the classroom.” Words from the geography teacher at high school Simon Vestdijk in the port town of Harlingen in 1988. We, the two Frisian bastards, were about sixteen years old and in the fifth grade of VWO (i.e. pre-university education). The annoyedContinue reading “Wa bin ik, wa bist do en wa bin wy?”
With the White Rabbit down the Hole
R1b/Hg1/Eu18; R-M213; R-M9; R1b-M45; R-M207; R-M173; R-M343; R-L278; R-L754; R-L389/R1b1a1; R-M415; R-P297/R1b1a1a; R-M269/R1b1a1a2; R-M520; R-L23; R-M412; R-L11; R-S21/U106/M405/R1b1a1a1a2a1a1… Knock Knock… Wake up Neo… Follow the White Rabbit… | These serial numbers, chronologically arranged, represent groups and subgroups of people who genetically share one common ancestor. Pulling these protein strands is like going down the RabbitContinue reading “With the White Rabbit down the Hole”
Introducing the Frisia Coast Trail
Why did we create the Frisia Coast Trail in the first place? Do you know that feeling of having more hobbies than time? We do. We suffer from multiple areas of interest. Here are two examples. We both like hiking A lot. We did some cool hikes and visited all the continents, except Antarctica. WeContinue reading “Introducing the Frisia Coast Trail”
Freezing Frisians, who are these people?
For those never having met a native Frisian, here is a crash course. There are some remarkable things to mention and rules to live by. Before I start describing what makes the Frisians different, I have to apologize for my poor discrimination skills. I was raised in Cameroon, in Africa. All my friends were nativesContinue reading “Freezing Frisians, who are these people?”