Jed captured these shots of Half Moon several leagues south of Albany.  Might it be what Henry’s welcome party saw 399 years ago?


A closer-up shows a little of the polychrome that had been designed as ostentatious, to show the discretionary wealth of the VOC.


The fierce leeuw figurehead sets the fall foliage ablaze.


Half Moon–the name and logo–speaks of the anti-Spanish “commercial” alliances the Dutch formed.  One Dutchman Jan Jansen, slightly later than Hudson,  in fact turned pirate, sailing with the Moors to prey on the Spanish.


If you’re wondering what the window under the moon and stars leads to . . .


it’s a magical cabin.


Check out the latest on henrysobsession . . . now that we have a glitch out.  Channeling the man through 400 years is as tough as  . . . some other research projects threatening to drown me.

All fotos unless attributed otherwise by Will Van Dorp.