During the season 2013 we visited in 36 different marinas and in one anchorage. Our top ranking places are the following:

Top Five Marinas

  • Dover, the UK
  • Honfleur, France
  • Ancker Yachting Marina, Kappeln, Germany
  • Ipswich Haven Marina, Ipswich, the UK
  • Cherbourg, France

Top Six Cruising Destinations

  • IJsselmeer, the Netherlands
  • Honfleur, France
  • Beaulieu river, Solent, the UK
  • Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, the UK
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • St. Katharine Docks, London, the UK

Top Five Dishes in Restaurants

  • French Waterside Restaurant Mariners, Ipswich, the UK: Best steak ever, garlic and tarragone marinated and pot roasted Aberdeen Angus beef fillet with tarragon and shallots sauce
  • Restaurant Stark, Kappeln, Germany: Seafood and fish as chosen by customer during the discussion with the main chef and cooked to his liking
  • Restaurant la Regence, Cherbourg, France, also selected by Recommandé par le Routard as recommeded restaurant during four previous years: Succulent duck breast with fruit sauce
  • Restaurant Weddigs Fischerstube Helgoland, Germany: Delicious fish plate with three different fishes
  • Restaurant Epinard, Borgwedel, Germany: Gratin of oven baked cod over a bed of spinach

Special Mentions About Food

  • Restaurant L’Ostréa in Honfleur made an unforgettable impression to us with the unbelivable crème brûlée that was flambéed with a Grand Marnier liqueur. We had to return already the next evening to sample the dessert again
  • Honfleur charmed us with Normandish apple cidre that is made from local apples without yeast, sugar and additives. The cidre is also without pasteurisation

Top Five Attractions

  • The castle of Dover including all of its sights, the UK
  • Wooden church of Sainte-Catherine in Honfleur, France
  • Fischmarkt, Hamburg, Germany
  • Medieval old town of Bruges, Belgium
  • Tower bridge by own boat, London, the UK
Suwena’s Sailing Season 2013 Ranking

2 thoughts on “Suwena’s Sailing Season 2013 Ranking

  • March 27, 2014 at 23:49

    Maybe Dover is an historic
    Maybe Dover is an historic place, but I cannot by any stretch of the imagination rate Dover marina. To me, it is dreadful!

  • April 1, 2014 at 08:34

    Maybe the Dover marina is not
    Maybe the Dover marina is not the most beautiful, but to us the people are who count. Sometimes we have been in a five star marinas in really beautiful spots but felt, why on earth we came here. The marina staff while not being rude would only move their ass when we pull out our Visa card with their face reading I’m only working here.

    In Dover the people who work there made us really feel at home. We could see that the service they provided comes from their heart and they really cared for their customers. A rare thing in today’s world indeed.

    Next year we’ll put down some annotations about the ranks given.


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