Fred's Logbook


Date / Time: 2015-05-11 18:56:52Voyage from: to ETA:
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Fred's vessel:
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Finally, it's time again to go back on the water.

Fred was already suffering from withdrawal symptoms. Or does he always behave like this? We donīt know him so well yet.

So, letīs go. Our destination is the Schlei (a small fjord in Northern Germany), where Karolinas sailing boat is moored.

There Fred will find out, what is so fascinating about sailing:

You never know what comes next, but very often things turn out differently than expected.

Either there is too much wind or too little wind. Today it makes no difference, because the engine wonīt start and without, it is very difficult for a sailingboat to get out of the corner of this narrow harbour.

But there is enough to do and Fred gives a hand. He helped fastening sails (at least we can pretend to be ready to go any time) and he had a look at the engine, but there was nothing he could do.
Fred filled the watertank and after that, it became quite exiting: The wind indicator had to be mounted in the mast and Fred went for a ride.

He was safely secured and went all the way up. He enjoyed the fantastic view over the Schlei and a beautiful sea view. We were quite sure we heared some strange sounds of joy. But there is no evidence to that.

Back down, Fred relaxed a little bit and enjoyed listenung to music. He really deserved this. His favorite song at the moment:
„Travelin’ Man“ by Ricky Nelson.

The next day was exausting, because there was to much sensual input:
We were training some navigation, knots, using the vhf and handling the ropes. Fred learns very fast. It is easy to see, that he is already a very experieced sailor, who has been travelling at sea for years.

Now Fred ist ready for the things to come in the next weeks at the "Yacht"

He knows how to use:
Navigational triangle and chart dividers
He manages:
bowline hitch
handling ropes
mounting a wind indicator

And he is extending his knowledge by reading: