Back in Cuxhaven

South Island
John and Elspeth Perryman
Tue 26 Aug 2014 08:42
53 52.43N 08 42.37E

Arrived here yesterday afternoon. The lock out of the canal was amazing - boats were rafted three deep and meeting in the middle. There wouldn't have been room for another boat. Then when the gates opened the armada streamed out down the Elbe to Cuxhaven. Fortunately we were one of the first out and managed to find a space in the marina.
We went to a really nice fish restaurant with crews from 3 of the other rally boats to have yet another final dinner. We managed 2 final dinners in Rendsburg - one in the restaurant with several boats and one on board the other Rustler 42. All were great fun with lovely food.
We are hoping to leave here on the tide this afternoon to sail straight back to Shotley, hopefully arriving on Thursday afternoon.