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Richard Kitson
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Sneek - Norderney, Germany (29 May 2016)
We returned to Sneek very efficiently on Tuesday 24 May having flown from Southampton to Amsterdam and then
onwards by the very effective Dutch railways. We had taken the precaution of checking, through a Dutch Cruising Association colleague, that the first...
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Sonderborg, Denmark - Burgstakken, Germany (15 September 2017)
On a
wet and gloomy Wednesday morning we slipped our lines at around 0830
and in company with two German boats started heading SW towards
Schleimunde, the entrance to the Schlei fjord. We were able to sail
with a moderate S wind and completed the 20nm to th...
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Rodvig - Sonderborg (5 September 2017)
Monday 28 August was sunny and with light S winds forecast. With favourable visibility this was a good day for our planned passage to Vordingborg which required sailing about 20nm between islands through narrow buoyed channels. But first of all we headed 10...
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Ystad - Rodvig, Denmark (27 August 2017)
We returned to Ystad after a brief visit to the UK for a wedding. This journey took some
planning as we were bringing the car as we had quite a few items to
bring out and would have other items to take home at the end of the
season. We took the usual overni...
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Karlskrona - Ystad, Sweden (15 August 2017)
Our return trip to "Whileaway" took 23 hours. I had booked return flights from Stockholm earlier in the summer but our engine problem meant that we had ended up much further away from the capital than expected. However a late change to the airline tickets w...
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Stralsund, Germany - Bornholm, Denmark - Karlskrona, Sweden (21 June 2017)
We returned to Stralsund on Saturday 3 June. The only direct flight to Hamburg from Bristol is early evening but instead of getting a direct flight from Heathrow we opted to try KLM from Bristol via Amsterdam. Interestingly the scheduled journey time was ne...
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Burgstaaken - Stralsund, Germany (13 May 2017)
Another winter passes and we return to "Whileaway" at Fehmarn Island - except that after the warm early spring in southern England we are now back to cooler sub 10C temperatures! We are told that earlier in the afternoon on the day we arrived there had even...
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Rostock - Burgstaaken (24 September 2016)
On another warm sunny morning we started our exploration of Rostock. A city of over 200,00 people with an interesting historic centre surrounded by a ring road heavy with traffic. Rostock had been heavily bombed in World War 2 and then suffered at the hands...
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Dragor, Denmark - Rostock, Germany (13 September 2016)
Having had August at home we started our journey back to Whileaway on the evening of Monday 5 September. This time we took the car as near the end of the month we would be getting Whileaway laid up for the winter and we had gear to bring home. Our journey t...
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Kalvehave - Dragor
Wednesday 13 July brought a sunny morning with
lighter NW winds F2/3. I was pleased about the lighter winds as for
the first 10-12nm we had to carefully navigate very shallow waters
where at times we might only have 0.5-2.0m below the keel. The chart
showed...
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