We are looking forward to next summer and upcoming sailing voyage. The winter has passed by making preparations and sailing plans. The start of this year’s cruise will be a little different than usually because Suwena has been wintering for
Sailing Season Starts in Schrader Marina 9.5. – 10.5.
This year we started a sailing season on Ascension Day when we flew from Finland to Germany. In Hamburg a long distance taxis can be reserved online. This time we reserved a shared taxi and the price for two of
Suwena’s Spring Maintenance in Kappeln 10.5. – 19.5.
The week passed quickly as we made a spring maintenance for Suwena and prepared her for the summer cruise. Now the muscles are feeling sore of lactic acid but the task list has been checked item-by-item. Andrus pondered yesterday evening
The Kiel Canal, NOK 20.5. – 23.5.
The eagerly awaited journey towards the North Sea finally began on Monday the 20th when we cast off the lines in Kappeln. First thing was to stop for refuelling in Kappeln town marina. A guy in charge of selling the
City Sporthafen in Hamburg 24.5.
Just like we thought on Thursday evening the night became a little restless. Every few hours ships passed the Kiel canal locks and their huge propellers were not exactly quiet. However, the marina is well protected and there is no
Suwena in Hamburg 24.5. – 28.5.
What a surprising city of canals and bridges we found from the shores of the Elbe river. To us Hamburg is the historical seaman city that we wanted to visit by our own boat. We expected an interesting weekend but
Cuxhaven 29.5. – 30.5.
After studying the tide tables for some time we concluded that it does not matter what time we’ll leave from Hamburg to Cuxhaven. We’ll anyhow have one full tidal wave against us. Thus we cast off Suwena’s lines during the
Helgoland 31.5. – 3.6.
The Reeds almanac defined our wakeup time on Friday morning. So we cast off the lines already before 7 in the morning and left during the high tide towards the island of Helgoland. Andrus planned our route in a way
Norderney 4.6. – 6.6.
On Tuesday the wind which had been blowing all the weekend for 25 knots dropped and on our sail from Helgoland to Norderney it was 12 – 15 knots anymore. Even if in the north wind we had to wear
Borkum, Burkana Hafen 7.6.
We were sailing the 35 nautical mile leg from Norderney to Borkum with already so familiar north wind. In Borkum we initially tried to enter the first marina on the left side. When the depth was two metres we quickly