11 Jan Snert
I was thinking what to make for dinner to celebrate rounding Cape Horn when I realized there wasn’t really anything to choose from. The only proper option was Snert.
In other words, Dutch Pea Soup in honour of the Dutch navigator Willem Schouten who named Cape Horn after the Dutch city Hoorn. My father reminded me that I am likely one of only a handful of have now sailed in both this place and its namesake.
I am very proud and attached to my Dutch heritage. My mother and father are Dutch and I have relatives living in Holland and Australia. So Snert it was to be.
I made a huge pot of the stuff. Enough for my father Jan ter Hart, Tante Zulma, Oom Joe, Tessa, Dirk-Jan, Belinda, Bettina, Lizzy, and of course my own brother Jan and sisters Stella and Leah.
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