Den Helder is the small port city in the far north of the province North Holland that also contains the ferry terminal to the nearby island of Texel.
At the beginning of the 2016 Easter weekend, Family Kiwidutch were in the town, about to board the ferry.
Before you reach the terminal however, there is an unexpected object nestled between nearby buildings: a submarine!
It’s far bigger than we all thought it would be, everyone in the car exclaimed out loud at it’s discovery… that it stands big and hulking, a glimpse of something that we usually only see in books, TV, movies or the News.
None of us have ever seen a submarine like this up close (I am not counting the small yellow glass bottomed tourist boat we went on whilst on holiday in Cape Verde because that was a tiny pleasure craft: what we are seeing here is the real thing). It’s an eye opener, and according to the billboard close by tells us that it’s open to the public.
It’s discoveries like this that make having a camera on hand an excellent idea. These photographs are a compilation of ones taken on the away and return journeys, in order to try and get photographs from as many angles as possible. I manage to get photographs as we go past it simply because traffic has suddenly reduced to a crawl, it seems that after a fairly straightforward trip up here, we are in a traffic jam right within sight of the ferry…