News - September 9, 2010

Annemieke + seafaring

‘Seeing other people having so much fun’

Ship's quartermaster: can you think of a more Dutch hobby than that? Annemieke Smit, researcher at Alterra's Soil Centre, is a crewmember on De Eendracht. Four hours on watch, eight hours off. Teaching would-be seafarers to scrub and to hoist and strike the sails. And to discover the joys of the life on the ocean wave. 'That is probably the biggest kick: contributing to other people's fun.'