‘The Madmen of Tenakee’ is a collection of my American short stories. Copies, in Dutch, can be ordered from the publisher Nieuw Amsterdam.
 
 
“One of the best books
of 2007” (Trouw)
“A writers’ writer” (HP)
“The New World as poetic spectacle” (Trouw)
“In the classic Raymond Carver tradition” (De Tijd)
 
 
 
For English synopsis, excerpt and reviews of my novel ‘The Smuggler of the Exumas’ click here.
 
 
 
Two short stories in English:
 
 
 MISSION TO HAITI
 
After the earthquake I sailed With the schooner Liberty from Miami to Jacmel on Haiti’s southern coast. We delivered 10,000 pounds of food and medical supplies. Check out the video and read my article in Yachting World
 
 
A new edition of my novel ‘Noordtij” (North Tide) came out recently, and is now also available as an eBook
 
 
From the cover: ‘As the Arctic night descends, suspicion, demoralization and tragic mistakes aboard the polar ship Gerrit de Veer lead to a shocking dénouement.’
 
“Breathtaking (...) a fascinating story.” (AD Magazine)
 
For information in English click on North Tide
 
 
 
 
For a new story in English
click on the Cadillac
 
THE SIPRIZ EXPEDITION
 
On Île à Vache in Haiti I built a traditional wooden boat and sailed it to Florida. For details and pictures click on Sipriz Expedition. See also the feature articles in Soundings, Outside, Ocean Navigator and The Miami Herald
 
 
 
THE URGE TO GO TO SEA
 
A book with my collected sailing stories was recently published in Holland. The newspaper Trouw called itOne of the best books of 2010”.
For information in English, send an e-Mail
 
 
 
For pictures of my sailing voyage to Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and Cuba, click here. We also kept a blog and updated it from every island we visited. Click Log of the Sea Scout.
 
Earlier we sailed to the Bahamas, Bermuda, Labrador and Greenland. Click on the names for pictures, and read The Greenland Log and Jana’s report from Nuuk.