Tag: SY Maranea

Great Belt – Storebæl DK

Day 7: Kiel – Kerteminde, 14.5 hours, 82 nm, departure: 7:30am Today’s sailing was phenomenal – absolutely beautiful and tranquil.  Such a day gives me the sheer joy of being on the water. Except for about an hour of sailing, we had to use… Continue Reading “Great Belt – Storebæl DK”

Crossing the North Baltic Sea Canal

Day 4: Heligoland – Brunsbüttel, 9.5 hours, 55 nm, departure: 9:40amDay 5: Brunsbüttel – Giselau Kanal, 4.5 hours, 40 nm, departure: 9:45amDay 6: Giselau Kanal – Kiel, 8 hours, 60 nm, departure: 9:30am Leaving Germany’s only offshore island, Heligoland, we’re heading for Kiel. Given… Continue Reading “Crossing the North Baltic Sea Canal”

Norderney to Heligoland

Day 3, 12 hours, 54 nm, departure: 5am We left the mildly interesting island of Norderney at 5 am, so we would have a better chance to get to Cuxhaven by the end of the day. We soon figured out that our plan was… Continue Reading “Norderney to Heligoland”

Makkum to Norderney

Day 1 & 2, 22 hours, 116 nm, Departure: 9am Sailing is driven by wind strength and direction,  the state of the sea (i.e. waves, currents), the characteristics of the sailing boat and the crew. Shortly after my arrival, Marius and I sat down… Continue Reading “Makkum to Norderney”

Gone Sailing

It’s been 4 years since I had the pleasure to sail the Mediterranean with Martin. After a surprisingly full flight to Amsterdam to a rather empty Amsterdam airport, a train, and a bus ride, I arrived at the final destination Makkum, in the north… Continue Reading “Gone Sailing”