Got through the Kiel Canal and the last sluice

Where am I now? At the waiting area next to the Holtenau sluices.

Yesterday I got into the Canal at Brunsbuttel after a long wait for the Alte schlusse. From there I was basically the only sailboat going to the Baltic. All other smaller boats went toward the Elbe. Some huge ships passed by, but most of the time I had the Canal to myself. It was hot both yesterday and today. The sunroof and extra sheet saved my life. I spent the night in the short canal at Giselau locks. Woke up to the hammering and sawing of the jetty repairs. Then I realized it was a Monday. Workday for some people.

Today I went out through the huge sluice at Holtenau all by myself. Made me feel kinda selfish. What excellent service, free of charge this time.

Now the wind is going to blow from the southwest. Still little wind tomorrow, but in my sails. Great! I am sailing home.

Author: captain

Johannes, born in 1960 at Zierikzee, The Netherlands, and living in Nacka, Sweden. Owner of S/Y Isabell.

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