Our friend Koert from the Nederland who has helped us a lot on this journey is on his summer holiday sailing down the coast of England.
Today we got up really early to start the crossing of the English channel.
We were not alone as we started sailing at 0600 and the other 3 sailboats followed us for the first 3-4 hours.
The themesong for this adventure seems to be loss of wind.
In the morning it was quite good but in the middle of the day it calmed down.... again.
Today the plan was to get up early and sail all the way to Ooestende.
That didn't go so well...........
Den Helder has a wonderful harbour and the service was just amazing. It was not before we were leaving the problem started.
We arrived in Norderney in the middle of the night, so we just tied the boat to the wall and went to sleep as there were no available spots. When we woke up the tide was inn and we had been raised nearly 3 meters so we moved the boat and went for some food shopping and to get some cash from the bank.
Today we were planning to sail from Cuxhaven to Den Helder. That is quite a stretch, about 180 nm of sailing.
Waking up at 0645 in the morning by a big German shouting "Matahari Harbourmaster!, Matahari Harbourmaster!".
The sail from Omø to Kiel is a long stretch of 75 nm. We had planned for sailing through the day and into the night, arriving some time in the morning.
Today we were up at 5 AM to get the most of the windy forecast. We were quite concerned about the current because of our experience sailing into Sejerø.