Author Archives: August Dirks


015 Monday, August 28, 2017 Illa de Arousa, Galicia, Spain. 42º34´54´´ North, 008º52´58´´ West THE STOPOVER The crew endured heroically the eigth day crossing of the Gulf of Biskaya that turned out to be a collective catharsis. Upon arrival in paradise the crew exploted. The skipper, a straight descendent of the great West-Frisian sailors that […]


013 Sunday, August 13, 2017 Coopérative Maritime Dunkerque, France 52º02´55´´ North, 002º22´178´´ East HASTEN SLOWLY Last week on Saturday, the Fools gloriously set sail on their eternal foolish pilgrimage, most likely never to return to their home town. We took proud pictures against the back drop of the icons EYE and Central Station, until the […]


The Captain’s Black Log Book 012 Friday, August 4, 2017 The Blue Square, NDSM, Amsterdam 52º23´591´´ North, 004º53´522 East OPPORTUNITIES Like on the huge East Indiamen that used to sail to the orient, the captain on the Ship of Fools has his quarters on the back deck – and his retrograde porthole astern. His horizon […]