Category: New Posts

Red Roo Returns to The Netherlands

Back into the wonderful country of Holland, or to be politically correct The Netherlands.  We really enjoyed our time here earlier in the year (March – April) and are quite happy to be back. Motoring on the inland canals is really quite special and…

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…

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…

What Shall We Do With the Drunken Sailors?

The islands of Lyø and Ærø – Denmark. Continuing our journey south we left Middelfart on a calm still morning with grey skies and dampness in the air, but not actually raining – always look on the bright side. Our destination was 39 nautical…

Back on the Water – Gilleleje, Odden Havn, Ballen & Middelfart (Denmark)

We ended up staying an additional week in Gilleleje after returning from London/Paris due to unusually strong and persistent winds from the East.  So strong were the winds that it blew so much water around that the water level in the harbour came up…

Pirates of Disneyland

I know its a total contradiction to the idea of a break but we have returned from our break even more exhausted than when we left, BUT with massive smiles on our faces and so very very happy after spending some very special time…

Helsingør & Gilleleje . . . any wetter and we would be swimming.

After four nights we departed Copenhagen on a drizzly wet Thursday afternoon heading north away from the capital city to explore the more regional areas of Denmark (and to cheaper harbours). We slipped easily out of our box mooring (first one, so first time…

Copenhagen. Princess Mary . . It should have been me!

We all know the story a beautiful lady from Tasmania (I know you are all thinking of me) however it was Mary who met Prince Fredrick in Sydney at a pub during the Olympics and went onto marry him to become a Princess and…

Sweden’s Stone Ship – Two Ports in One Day

A new day another country . . . back to Sweden (mainland) which you can’t quite see from Bornholm (Denmark) but it isn’t far 28 nautical miles (that’s 32 of the land based miles or 52km for those of us trained to imperial measurements),…

Dropping in on some Danish Dirt

Jeg kan ikke tale ret maget dansk (I don’t speak much Danish) so you will have to make do with English. Christiansø After our day off waiting out strong winds on Utklippan we headed 43 nautical miles south west to the Danish Island of…