27-04-1957    "Georg Stage"    31-08-1957
I signed on the fullrigged trainingship "Georg Stage" the 27th of April 1957, at the Danish Royal Navy Yard/Base 'Holmen" in Copenhagen. After two days of intensive training of literaly "learning the ropes" (approx. 300 lines and ropes with each another function), we set sail for a cruise in the Danish inland waters to learn how to handle a big sailingship. That was a necessity because we later had to cross the North Sea, and that we did; to Leith (port of  Edinburgh) in Schotland. During that same crossing I was seasick for four days; I was frequently found in the scupper "between the devil and the deep blue sea" and I can tel you that I have been to nicer places both before and also after that experience. But it was probably so writen in the "Big Book", because  since that time I have never been realy seasick again.
After four months we were back in Copenhagen, where we all were signed off the 31st of August that same year.
Jeg mønstrede på skoleskibet  "Georg Stage"  (en Fuldrigger) den 27 april 1957 på "Holmen" i København. Efter to dage med hård træning i at klatre i masterne og i at lære alle tovender udenad (ca 300 forskellige ender med hver sin egen brug. Vi satte sejlene og begyndte på en tur der, via "Isefjorden", "Horsens Fjord" og diverse andre steder i de Danske farvande, styrede os i retning af Nordsøen for en rejse til Leith i Skotland (Leith er havnen til Edinburgh).
På turen var jeg søsyg  i fire dage, de fandt mig jævnlig i rendestenen hvor jeg lå og brækkede galle op, fuldstændig lige glad med om jeg blev skyllet overbord af en sø eller ej. Men det stod højst sandsynlig skrevet i den "store bog" at jeg skulle blive ved med at sejle for siden det togt over Nordsøen har jeg aldrig været rigtig søsyg igen.
Da der var gået fire måneder var vi tilbage i København, hvor vi blev  afmønstred den 31de august 1957.
Ik monsterde aan op het volgetuigde opleidingschip "Georg Stage" op 27 april 1957, op de Deense Koninklijke Marine Basis "Holmen" i Kopenhagen. Na twee dagen intesieve training van letterlijk "de touwen leren kennen" (ongeveer 300 stuks lijnen en touwen met ieder een andere functie), zetten we koers out voor een "kruistocht"in de Deense binnenlandse wateren om te leren omgaan met een groot zeilschip, alvorens we de Nordzee konden oversteken naar Leith (de haven van Edinburgh) in Schotland.
Gedurende die bewuste oversteek was ik vier dagen zeeziek; ik werd regelmatig gevonden in ""the scupper - between the devil and the deep blue sea". Vrij vertaalt betekend dit: "in de goot - tussen de kapitein en de zee".
Ik kan je verzekeren dat ik op angenamer plaatsen heb vertoeft voor en ook na deze ervaring. Het is gelukkig niet voor niets geweest, want sinds die tijd ben ik eigenlijk niet meer echt zeesiek geweest.
Na vier maanden kwamen we terug in Kopenhagen waar we op 31 augustus van datzelfde jaar afmonsterden.
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Me, fifteen and a half years of age. Behind me, two of the masts barely vissible.
Learning how to pack the Hammock.
Learning how to splice a steel-wire.
Saltwater shower.
"Learning" how to take a break.
Literaly "Learning the ropes"
'57-'63
Testing the Life saving "chair".
Under "Full" Sail
"Laid up" for the winter
Early morning training
No. 52 Ib Christensen "Smørstikkeren", and his "Court"
He sendt me most of the photos the 3'of september 2009, 52 years after we both sailed together on the ship.
No. 48 "Marstal" Niels Åge Pedersen
No. 58 "Neser" Niels Jørgen Jensen, is the "Barber"
cadet No. 66
Laundry in the rigging instead of sails
The whole Crew 1957
Sea sick
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