Category: Germany

2017 Red Roo Wrap Up

3283 nautical miles travelled 287 days (departing UK on March 8th returning December 19th) 126 Stops across 9 countries (The Netherlands and Germany visited twice) Countries visited: The Netherlands Germany Poland Lithuania Latvia Estonia Finland Sweden Denmark We spent an average of 2.2 days… Continue Reading “2017 Red Roo Wrap Up”

A Night on The North Sea – Germany to The Netherlands

We left Cuxhaven as planned at 4pm on Tuesday to take on the North Sea for a night passage to The Netherlands.  After much data crunching on tides, wind, waves and conditions it was comforting to see 3 other boats heading out at the… Continue Reading “A Night on The North Sea – Germany to The Netherlands”

Closing the Baltic Loop at Laboe

Denmark to Germany & The Kiel Canal. It never fails to amaze me how close and easy it is to sail between countries over here (well I guess many of them are joined by land unlike Australia so really you can walk to your… Continue Reading “Closing the Baltic Loop at Laboe”


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”

Germany – Brunsbuttel

We are now in Germany 🇩🇪 We departed Lauwersoog at midday arriving outside the Kiel Canal (western lock) about 2pm the following day.  We then had to wait until after 15:30 to enter the Canal and finally tied up at Brusbuttel around 4pm. Good… Continue Reading “Germany – Brunsbuttel”