Czech Flag on the Boat
Roudnice nad Labem – Děčín

August 31, 2014

Today was dominated by rain. Rain when waking up. Rain when running some errands. Rain when passing the locks. Rain when mooring at the place for the night. Meh. In the morning Martin got our electricity system fixed that broke the batteries yesterday, while I went to town to find…

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Roudnice nad Labem Sunset
Mělník – Roudnice nad Labem

August 30, 2014

Today’s post contains dead fish, some rather inconvenient technical issues and more rain. Also: cat content! We started rather foggy. When we first woke up at 7 am, the pillars of our mooring spot were hardly visible. Not to mention the nearby lock Hořín, which turned out to cover around…

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Mělník and lock Hořín
Prague – Mělník

August 29, 2014

The first day felt a lot like a practice day on how to pass locks. No ropes were lost and nobody took a surprise-swim, so I think it can be booked as a success. We also lived through a wide range of weather conditions. (So the weather forecast already proofed…

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Vltava river and Bohemian Landscape
Starting the Journey from Prague to Bremen

August 28, 2014

The last open ends have been resolved and we are almost good to go. The only thing missing is fresh food. While we already do have an impressive stock of tins and other durable provisions on board, we will stock up on vegetables, fruit, eggs, meat and other fresh produce…

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View to Vyšehrad from Cisarska Louka
How I found myself travelling from Prague to Bremen by Sailboat

August 21, 2014

Last Sunday, 17th August 2014, I left my flat in Prague for the last time, after picking up the rest of my belongings and cleaning the room. My new home, a 7.5m long sailboat, was now already moored in Prague’s fifth district, close to Vyšehrad. Since then I have been…

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The Number One Blogging Mistake

July 18, 2014

Having a blog and not to write anything.

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Camp NaNoWriMo 2014 Winner
Camp NaNoWriMo – Wrap-up

May 8, 2014

Camp NaNoWriMo ended at Midnight on the last day of April. Punctually I verified all I had written for my novel project, 40.142 words according to Scrivener, exactly 40.000 words according to the camp verification algorithm. Since then I have taken a little break from writing, trying to figure out…

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Counting words
How many words have to be written to fill 250 pages?

April 26, 2014

Today, before starting with my writing session, I got curious about just how many words exactly I would have to write to fill 250 pages. Of course the answer to this question can also be looked up on the internet, however, I wanted to get an impression on what influence…

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Camp NaNoWriMo 2014 Banner
Camp NaNoWriMo – The Last Week, and a Short Pep Talk

April 25, 2014

The last two weeks I found all kinds of excuses why I could not write. First, starting the day after the writing marathon, I had a multiple day long migraine that would let me go to work only with strong pain killers, then a general lack of motivation, followed by…

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NaNoWriMo Marathon
Camp NaNoWriMo – Days 10-14 and NaNoThon!

April 14, 2014

It has been going quite slow the past days. While I do have plenty of ideas with which to fill the novel, I am experiencing a lack of motivation. A black hole of motivation really :-/ However, there was one quite exciting event that gave me a little boost so…

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