Goodbye tide, hallo powermonkeys

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Ellinor Ristoff Staffan Ehde
Fri 22 Jul 2011 07:22
There is no tide currents, sounds like a dream?
Well it is true once you enter the Baltic Sea. It is so relaxing getting into the Kieler bucht without having to calculate tide and currents.
What is the drawback? Well we realized stepping out of the Kiel canal that a sea we lesser demands makes it easier for "nuts" to drive a boat.
It took only 10 minutes out of the locks and we encountered the first powermonkey, some guys driving 30 knots with a really big powerboat right into the armada leaving the locks...
Second strange thing a guy sailing right on our side with some won rules about who gives way to whom when you sail.
Nothing much to say about that, other than we think that when the sea is demanding people have to know what to do. We only saw helpful people and good seamanship in the Nord sea and the English channel.
Now we are reminded about how it is to be in our own waters, in Stockholm you see a lot of powermonkeys...
Anyway, we had a great sailing towards Denmark and made Rödby harbor just in time as the Gale was to set in.
Now we are in a very ugly harbor with pouring rain and strong winds. This morning at 8 sharp a big guy from the harbor office wanted to have money NOW, in pouring rain and pajamas I gave him what he wanted...