For the third year in a row, Radio Waddenzee and Radio Seagull went offshore from 30th April to 16th May 2010. Both stations broadcast from the radio ship Jenni Baynton, which was again moored 8 miles off Harlingen in the northwest in the Netherlands.
The final offshore weekend on 15th and 16th May saw nostalgic Radio Seagull live broadcasts 24 hours per day with former offshore radio presenters Norman Barrington (Radio Seagull and Radio Caroline in 1973/74 from the MV Mi Amigo), Stevie Gordon (one of those having been rescued from the sinking Mi Amigo in March 1980), Chris Kennedy (a Radio Caroline mainstay on the Ross Revenge during the 1980s), Dave Foster (Caroline from the Ross Revenge and until today via satellite and Internet) who were supported by Mandy Morton and Andy Brooks. Besides station manager Sietse Brouwer there were radio technicians Walter Galle from Belgium and Alan Beech from the UK. Twice a day, the tender boat Ome Cor went out from Harlingen enabling radio enthusiasts to visit the watery wireless vessel.
Like in 2008 and 2009, the broadcasts become a major success definitely transporting a real offshore radio feeling. Everyone on board was in a superb mood.
Well done Sietse and friends, congratulations to you all!
Click here for 132 pictures taken by Martin van der Ven, Jörg Krips, Norman Barrington and Christian Willers.