Kontinuing to Kühlungsborn

Yesterday was a very short trip. The marina at Westhafen needed our berth back, so once Pat and Stephen arrived on board, we attempted to fill up with fuel at the fuel jetty just outside the harbours. With a police boat filling up in front of us, we waited our turn politely, only to find that when we moored, there was no-one there despite it apparently being open from 06.00-18.00. I rang both numbers on the board …. nothing ….. so, we pottered our way round to the Alten Hafen where all the tripper boats and traditional yachts moor. This was, according to the pilot book, a possible mooring place, so we had a look round and …. left. Fendering against the wall would have been ‘interesting’ so we took the coward’s route out and went round into the next Wismar harbour – the Brunowkai marina. There we moored alongside next door to another police boat. The rest of the day was spent wandering around Wismar and taking in the sights. One of those was the St.George’s church which had an excellent view of the Westhafen marina where we have been for a few days.

Westhafen marina – Wismar

This morning we then headed off again. We left at 07.55 and already there was a nice breeze, so the main was hoisted just outside the marina and came down just outside the marina at Kühlungsborn – a lovely sail with a wind from the south around F2-3 most of the day and sunshine …. Perfect sailing conditions and the sort you know you only get a few times a season!

The afternoon was spent taking a ride on the Molli steam train which goes close past the marina, down to Bad Doberan where it goes right down the middle of the high street. A quite wierd experience window shopping from a steam train ……