Den Helder is not only the town where I was born 61 years ago, it was also the town where my Round the World trip idea was conceived.I remember exiting the railway station in Den Helder late on a Friday night on a visit to my mum and seeing a small billboard at the corner of the “Juliana Plein” and “Beatrix straat”. It read “Clipper boats arriving on Saturday”. At the time I did not think much of it, other than “good, will go and see these big ships at the harbour”.
So far it has been an amazing journey, learning to safely sail a 70 foot ocean racing yacht, joining an incredible crew of friends in an “once in a lifetime” challenge and supporting such a worthwhile cause Unicef “For Every child in Danger”.
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