Nooitgedacht

Nooitgedacht is a village on Wakenaam Island running parallel to Arthurville, which was featured last week. It’s another small village with a population of just about 120.

The name Nooitgedacht is Dutch in origin and is roughly translated in English to ‘Never Thought’; no one seemed to know how the village, so close to the very English-sounding Arthurville, got its name.

Lynette Rogers or ‘Granny’ as she’s fondly called by the villagers and those who know her, sat across from her daughter in deep conversation when I showed up. All smiles, she offered a warm welcome. Now 76 years old, Rogers was not a native of these parts…..