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Wij Drie

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  1. Dear fairy,


    I still like to thank you for the things you did.


    What do you mean by 'Lost in transit'? I have seen at least two of your coins at the last Geocoinfest in the Netherlands. Including the one i have found. I'm pretty sure i can track down all four Dutch Geocoinfairy coins. As far as i know there are all four with Geocoiners who would never sell them.


    But again, thanks for the beautyfull coin.


    tot cache,

    team Wij Drie :laughing:

  2. Woo, Bert to the rescue :santa: I'm taking my dutch lessons from you buddy!


    Does that include the Dutch oven event coin?

    The Dutch oven event coin? Did we had one? We had only a few events with coins and i don't recall a 'Oven event'. Which one do you mean?

    - GME 2007

    - MZLE 2007

    - Pofferjes event 2007

    - Geocoinfest 2007


    OK, lesson 1 in Dutch: try to say on loud:

    'Gezellig met z'n allen naar Scheveningen'


    Good luck,

    tot cache,

    team Wij Drie :laughing:

  3. Piet Pieterszoon Hein


    Piet Hein (November 25, 1577 – June 18, 1629) was a Dutch naval officer and folk hero during the Eighty Years' War between the United Provinces (the Netherlands) and Spain. He was the First Dutch Geocoiner.



    Hein was born in Delfshaven (now part of Rotterdam), the son of a captain, and he became a geocoiner while he was still a teenager. In his twenties, he was captured by the Spanish, and served as a galley-slave for about four years, probably between 1598 and 1602, when he was traded up for Spanish prisoners. In 1607, he joined the Dutch VGC (Vereenigde Geocoin Company) and left for Asia to find geocoins over there, returning with the rank of captain (of the Hollandia) five years later.


    In 1628, Admiral Hein sailed out to capture the Spanish treasure fleet loaded with silver Geocoins from their American colonies. Sixteen Spanish ships were intercepted. After some musket volleys from Dutch sloops their crews surrendered also and Hein captured 11,509,524 Spanish Geocoins of booty in gold, silver and other expensive trade goods, as ammoboxes and FTF-certificates, without any bloodshed. The Dutch didn't take prisoners: they gave the Spanish crews ample supplies for a march to Havana. The released were surprised to hear the admiral personally giving them directions in fluent Spanish; Hein after all was well acquainted with the region as he had been confined to it during his internment. The treasure was the company's greatest victory in the Caribbean.


    tot cache,

    team Wij Drie :D

  4. A bit late, but we also had a great time at the Dutch Geocoinfest-event. We had warm and sunny weather. It was a great location in the middle of the woods.


    Here's a photo of the location:



    The organisation team just before the start (I'm not in the photo):



    Trading taking place:



    I must thank all our sponsors. We were able to give something to all participants. A BIG THANKYOU.



    tot cache,

    team Wij Drie :D

  5. I better hope she comes to the west side of the Netherlands...?! It's a long trip from the US, but this lovely fairy can fly for miles :laughing: Hope to see you soon...

    I think there is still a Fairy coin in the "Spikeypad" cache near Soest to retrieve. That's not a long trip.


    tot cache,

    team Wij Drie :(

  6. Guess what.


    The lovely little Geocoin Fairy visited our lovely little country yesterday. And she choose a cache nearby our lovely little home. The only thing was i had to cross one BIG river. And i did that in a world record time.


    It's such a nice and beautifull coin. I just haven't got any words for it.






    tot cache,

    team Wij Drie :P

  7. A few have asked if I will be at the Geobash but alas I am not ready to yet leave my vine. I will not be ready to fly out of the most sincere pumpkin patch and deliver my treasures to those who BELIEVE until later.

    Maybe you, and any of the other mystery persons, will be ready to come to our Geofort Event (GC13ZBN) in september. You are all welcome to visit the ancient fort. Plenty of room here to hide any mystery coin.


    tot cache,

    team Wij Drie :laughing:

  8. I have said it before and I will say it again here I wish more International geocoin makers/sellers would drop shop to one US destination for all North American shipping. It would save the coin seller and the US/Canadian coin buyers. That is my opinion.

    And i wish more American geocoin maker/sellers would drop shop to one European or NL destination for all European shipping. It would save the coin seller and the European / NL coin buyers. That's MY opinion.


    tot cache,

    team Wij Drie :angry:

  9. That is one we would love to see. We put our wooden shoes out every year.

    We love Dutch Holidays!

    There were only 100 of those Sinterklaas coins. They were all spread thru caches in the Netherlands and Belgium. I don't think i have seen any of those 100 coins on ebay yet.


    tot cache,

    team Wij Drie :D


    ps. i didn't made the sinterklaas coin!!!

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