1 August 2012: Flensburg Werft
More tomorrow, but a brief update on the day. We left Sonderborg just after 10am, and sailed gently (sometimes very gently) up the fiord to Flensburg. As we passed Glucksburg, the wind failed and we motored against the wind into the city.
The recommendation was to go right to the end of the fjord, into the Stadtshafen. Some Brits in Sonderborg recommended it as having an Irish harbourmaster! But it was full and rather than raft up against another boat we came into these admirable box moorings, opposite the Museumhafen with its collection of vintage boats. The harbourmaster came to us (rather than vice versa) and charged us 20euros, all in, including electricity, water and wifi. There was no deposit on the gate key – just a request that we leave it in the post box by the gate when we leave. Warm feelings about Flensburg – especially when he also found a stout plastic box to facilitate for getting on and off the boat over the bows!
It’s been warm, and sunny at times. We walked into the town along the paved cycle/footpath and got maps and guides from the tourist info office. On the way back we stopped in the restaurant just by the Werft, and ate seafood. On request, a menu was provided in English. Excellent and good value for money: I had a trio of salmon (smoked, hot-smoked, and gravadlax, with orange chutney, cucumber raita and potatoes sauted with bacon and onions; Roger had a salad with prawns, langoustines and scallops. The total cost, including beers, was under 42 euros. We sat outside in the setting sun, behind a glass screen to protect from the wind.
Tomorrow we’ll get the bikes out again, and maybe stay another night here. Pics tomorrow!