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How we took our Westerly Storm from Suffolk to the Baltic. Part 3: Denmark with and without Ben

How we took our Westerly Storm from Suffolk to the Baltic. Part 3: Denmark with and without Ben

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  • 1. Denmark
  • 2. Ben wasn’t sure about Denmarkto start off with
  • 3. The stunning cliffs of Møn- and bumpy sea
  • 4. Up the Øresund at 7 knots or more
  • 5. ...to wonderful Copenhagen
  • 6. Ben was only moderately impressedby the Little Mermaid...
  • 7. ...but delighted by his new headphones
  • 8. Visiting the Queen in the rain
  • 9. This is her yacht – the Dannebrog
  • 10. Beautiful Nyhavn
  • 11. ...this is the Lego version
  • 12. A great spot for smørrebrød
  • 13. Hippy commune of Christiania
  • 14. Art is everywhere – evenunderwater
  • 15. North to Louisiana
  • 16. Gleaming lights of the souls by Yayoi Kusama
  • 17. A stunning experience
  • 18. After Ben left we had a mad day ofshopping in Copenhagen
  • 19. Heading east
  • 20. Lady Cressida in Kalvehave
  • 21. Omø, our favourite island
  • 22. Faaborg is so bracing
  • 23. Journey’s end - Augustenborg
  • 24. Money matters - 1General: Germany is much cheaper thanDenmark/Sweden, especially for booze and otheressentials, including chandlery. Moms (VAT) inDenmark is 25%.Diesel: (Autumn 2011) similar to UK, around €1.40litre (more expensive on the islands), often cheaperfrom filling stations.Marina fees: (10m boat) varied €15-25 per night(loyalty card from Baltic Sailing can get 20%discount from 30+ marinas). Self-service machinesdispense codes or “loaded” cards for facilities.
  • 25. Money matters - 2Overwintering: Book early! • Our costs: De-rig, haul out, pressure wash, mast to store (free but € extra for radar) €486 • Indoor storage/cradle rent Oct 1 2011 –April 30 2012 €1,752 • Prices calculated on square metre area (l.o.a+1m x beam+0.5) • Augustenborg lay-up 2012 Indoor €29.12 Heated shed €34.43
  • 26. The three sheds
  • 27. The numbers• Total of 1107 miles, of which 620 were in the Baltic• More than 40% under sail (excluding canals)• Fastest passage – Klintholm to Svanemølle, Copenhagen: 56 miles, average 6.4 knots, 60% under sail• Longest passages: • SYH to Ijmuiden 134 miles • Delfzijl to Cuxhaven 123 miles• Total of 172 miles in various canals
  • 28. The view from easyJet
  • 29. This summer –Sweden – andthen.....?