Month: May 2017

Wind taken out of our sails in Swinoujscie – Poland

I am sure you have all heard the saying “when you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all”  well perhaps I should stop now and not write anything about Poland. I will declare now that we are both a little tainted in… Continue Reading “Wind taken out of our sails in Swinoujscie – Poland”


The biggest city we will visit in Germany and also our last with Poland being a day sail away. We did the customary walk and found the remains of the fortification walls of the city, surrounded by water now turned into parklands.  Again another… Continue Reading “Stralsund”

Kuhlungsborn & Warnemunde

We set off from Wismar with the intention to arrive at Rostock but after a lumpy frustrating 6 hours beating into the wind on the nose and a very wet forward berth (bed) decided to pull in at Kuhlungsborn at what was to be… Continue Reading “Kuhlungsborn & Warnemunde”


A good days sailing even though the sun has gone and hidden itself somewhere again!We even had a drop of rain, however the wind was kind and we were able to sail from Travemunde to Wismar, slowly but sailing all same.  We found a… Continue Reading “Wismar”

Travemunde & Lübeck

As we sailed out of Laboe it suddenly hit us that we are in the Baltic Sea – our summer destination!  It certainly brought a smile to our faces and we are certainly ready for summer – even if the weather isn’t quite ready… Continue Reading “Travemunde & Lübeck”


I would describe Laboe as a German beach Holiday area, lovely beaches the first real sandy beaches we have seen since Ireland.  Not rocks, not grey sand but real yellow normal sand, unfortunately the beaches however are covered by beach huts, these strange (cheap)… Continue Reading “Laboe”

Kiel Canal

Budelsdorfer – Lake Obereider Following a day of rest (a free night in the marina always helps to keep us there) we set off on the Kiel Canal transit to bring us out into the Baltic Sea (and cut off many many miles rather… Continue Reading “Kiel Canal”