Set sails in the sun
Bremerhaven – Bremen Vegesack

September 13, 2014

We have arrived :) After sleeping like stones for more than twelve hours, we woke up yesterday in the morning to thick fog, which gave the industrial neighbourhood a mystical atmosphere. We started the day slowly with coffee and tea and checking the tide times, in order to travel with…

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North Sea and clouds
Cuxhaven – Bremerhaven

September 11, 2014

This day goes down in personal history as the day where we conquered the North Sea with beautiful sailing weather and also as the one day that Martin had not a single cup of coffee. After carefully studying the tides and maps, we decided to get up early for once…

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Map and GPS
Hamburg – Hetlingen – Glückstadt – Cuxhaven

September 10, 2014

So, we had made it to Hamburg. The Fish Market was incredibly crowded, as usual, and Martin got a good deal on some salmon. The rest of the day we spent with cleaning Tramp and chatting with a couple that had their boat next to us and gave us some…

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Glückstadt – Still going strong

September 9, 2014

We are still alive and well, only completely without electricity and especially any internet connection, so I am unable to keep you posted regularly. Moms and dads, don’t worry, we are fine :) Today we’ll take a short trip back to Hamburg (by train) to get some sailing equipment we were not able to…

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Sunset at the Hamburg city sport boat marina
Hitzacker – Hamburg

September 6, 2014

Today was dominated by the fact that we passed yet another lock and that we reached Hamburg. While the lock in Geesthacht was technically not challenging (it covered only about 2 m of water level difference in a very smooth manner), we did get mentally prepared to get in company…

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Sheep herd at the Elbe river
Havelberg – Hitzacker

September 5, 2014

Today was the hottest day so far on our trip. Our main motivation was to stay cool and not letting the sun getting the best of us. The target for the day: Hitzacker. Another town (like Havelberg) that sits on an island. Other than that, the day was quite event-less….

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Signs in Arneburg pointing to Dresden, Hamburg and the local castle and hotel
Magdeburg – Havelberg

September 5, 2014

For once, a little update while under way. Since we could not get Diesel in Magdeburg as planned (the marina got severely damaged during last year’s flood and the gas station has not been rebuilt yet), we called the next marina with a gas station on the way to make…

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Sunset in Coswig in Sachsen Anhalt
Děčín – Meißen – Coswig – Magdeburg

September 3, 2014

After a little break, today a summary over the last three days. Thanks for following our little trip! :) Also: apologies for any spelling or grammar mistakes. Internet and electricity is scarce, so I try to get it all posted before neither runs out. Děčín – Meißen After re-fueling in…

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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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