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Germany and Denmark
After almost two months in the Netherlands we entered the Kiel Canal for the Baltic.

Although only a 100 km long, there's lots of traffic


at the British Kiel Yacht Club we celebrated Canada Day with a British family

Emma heading out for a day sail on Carmen

We sailed north to Svendborg, a small town full of wooden boats.Last year, friends from Victoria had bought a boat in Germany and cruised the Baltic. I emailed them to say we were in Denmark. They emailed back to say they were too, and included a cell number. I called, just as they were arriving in "what's the name of this place...Svenborg." We got together that evening to trade books and catch up on Canadian news.

another evening we caught a performance

of acrobats traveling on a tall ship

we had a couple of days on laidback Mons Island

old square in Stege, Mons

then sailed up to Kobenhaven

where we tied up at the Little Mermaid Marina

next morning we headed out to the Roskillde Viking
 Museum on the train.

 .watching one of the staff my mind started to wander....

..suppose you have a summer job taking nautical neophytes out on a replica Viking ship...

you show them how to row but one day you snap... imagine what it would  be like to whip some discipline into the crew a la galley slave.


I think I've been reading too many novels about life aboard a ship in the 1700's.