They stopped therefore and asked an old lady at the side of the road for an explanation.
The Dutch, under nominal command of Lieutenant-Admiral Michiel de Ruyter, bombarded and then captured the town of Sheerness, sailed up the River Thames to Gravesend, then up the River Medway to Chatham in Kent, where they burned three capital ships and ten lesser naval vessels and towed away the HMS Unity and the HMS Royal Charles, pride and normal flagship of the English fleet.
The raid led to a quick end to the war and a favourable peace for the Dutch.
The discovery was made as part of the Pulsar Arecibo L-Band Feed Array (PALFA) survey, which aims to find a large sample of pulsars and to discover rare objects useful for probing fundamental aspects of neutron star physics and testing theories of gravitational physics.
Telescopes under construction in Australia and South Africa as well as the CHIME telescope in Canada have the potential to detect fast radio bursts; astronomers say these and other new facilities could pave the way for many more discoveries and a better understanding of this mysterious cosmic phenomenon.
Result: these “sea dogs” returned to their maritime life, the daily rowing and sailing on the seas.
And that's how East-Terschelling was spared, by the “Wyfke fan Stryp”.
Alas, in later times that broke down also and that very old church was replaced by a new one. (On many houses in the village, you find that year marked indeed, via the wall anchors).
‘t Wyfke fan Stryp (the sage of Clever Granny of Seeryp) by Willem de Jong When these “overheated navy hooligans” were finished in West-Terschelling with their “Bonfire”, at least a number of them marched further Eastward, to the other villages on the island.
They arrived much later at Midsland village than intended.