Unusual weather for this time of the year give the Dutch lifeboat service KNRM a change to train their crews in handling their boats in rough seas:
Very special weather for this time of year. The seas were very high because of stormy winds from the Northwest. A lot of breaking seas battling the grounds north of the Dutch isles. The lifeboats ARIE VISSER from Terschelling and DORUS RIJKERS from Vlieland both sailed out this evening for practicing heavy weather sailing. We could barely photograph them while showers with snow or hail came over. We were again impressed by the quality of the KNRM lifeboats!
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