Stormbound in Laboe Hafen

Magnetic Attraction
Roger and Margaret Pratt
Tue 26 Jun 2012 18:21

26 June 2012 Laboe Hafen




As predicted, it’s blowing old boots – 30+ knots over the deck from just North of West,  and the harbour is a good place to be.  Feeling warmer – not because it is (it isn’t!) but better dressed for the chill – two pullovers, and SOCKS!  Not summer holiday weather.  At least it’s stopped raining. 


This afternoon we walked up to the submarine memorial and went around U-boat 995, surrendered to the Allies in 1945 and given to Norway; and repatriated as a gift (“because friendship had been regained”) when it was decommissioned in the 1960s.  There were two visit opportunities – the memorial and museum, and the u-boat (4 euros each.)  The latter won because “the technicals” speak for themselves, and didn’t require too much translation!


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Fret not, Chris – a comprehensive portfolio of technical pix is winging its way for your delectation (anything is better than revision!) 

The fishing harbour next door is becoming full of historic boats.  Roger has admired the seamanship in manoeuvring into very tight berths…



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All being well, and subject to the wind dropping overnight, we’re planning to be off to Heilgenhafen tomorrow.