Kiel Canal

Espen Aalstad
Sun 26 Aug 2007 21:18
53:53.76N 09.08.82E
Our longest day so far. Just as difficult as expected to get out in hard W at Sønderborg. We pulled out via other boats and woke up another friendly Dane. Perfect though for Genoa going south to Kiel (7-9 knots) where it really was sailors Sunday. Straight into the first 'schlusse' although a simple half meter up was a little disappointing for the boys. Quickly forgotten once the big ships passed again and again.  54 nm in cold headwind, overcast and anchor at end  'schlusse' Brunnsbuttel at 19.15. Sailors wanr of more wind tomorrow.