Yo ho ho
At the end of the month, we're sailing from Oslo to Rouen.
Oh, a life on the ocean wave
A home on the rolling deep...
Sailing around the Jutland Peninsula or going through the NOK (Kiel Kanal)?
(I'm not sure what I really like[d] most - both is very interesting.)
I don't know yet....but hoping that the winds are not steady south-westerlies!
Well I do know, really: I would be most surprised if we entered the Kiel Canal.
A wet sheet and a flowing sea
A wind that follows fast
And fills the white and rustling sail
And bends the gallant mast...
When I sailed from Holland to the Baltic Sea (twice, 'transporting boats to their new ports of registry there), we did so: time is money (for the owners) :wink:
The canal costs money too.
And it's not en route, (said he confidently without consulting the map first.)
If we can get to the west, avoiding the Dogger Bank, we won't have to trouble you German chappies. :wink:
But the final route chosen will depend on the prevailing wind. Heck, we could go clockwise round the British Isles! But time available would preclude that, I think.
I have this map here which i carry 'round in my head . . . hmmmm . . . lemme see . . . yup, you can get from Oslo to Rouen without using no darned Kiel Canal . . . in fact, that would take you out of your way.
Er, I meant anticlockwise of course.
Luckily, I'm not in charge of navigation for the voyage.
You don't need to sail around no British Isles, neither . . . although, on a slow boat, it could be entertaining . . . clockwise or counter-clockwise . . .
For the pleasure of sailing.
And the boat is tied up to the Oslo quay at the moment. Or is somewhere nearby.
It's a leg of the Tall Ships sailing programme, but this leg is not part of a race, more a cruise (maybe into a head wind, I hope not) and we will be able to enjoy some of the maritime festival in Honfleur & Rouen when we get there.
I saw this article yesterday.
Coincidentally, there was an article about the building of this boat in a recent edition of the Yachting World.
Hope you like it. The subject interests me.
Remember this case?
BBC Ghost Ship disappearances declared accidental
It seems a rather complicated way of saying "We don't know what happened".
Since we have been there last weekend: this is the statue of Klaus Störtebecker, standing close to the entrance of the International Maritime Museum
Recalled to life!
Cool, Walter, thanks for that.