Jagten Nordstjernen

An overnight stop at the town of Middlefart on Funen (Fyn), Denmark, found us strolling down the Old Harbour docks.We were very fortunate on this particular evening because Henrik had just arrived aboard Jagten Nordstjernen (Yacht North Star) and he was filled with enthusiasm!  Brian and I paused to admire the ship, and were soon invited aboard…

Lyo

It was a sunny, calm morning when we set out for a bit of meander-motoring toward our next destination.  Thanks to our friend, Timo aboard S/Y Seasick-Luzie, for a key piece of wood that enabled Brian to fashion a temporary set-up for the fish finder (which doesn’t exactly fit into Detour’s navigation station scheme).  Brian finally cast his…

Kiel Canal

The Kiel Canal was a grand finale to complete our first year aboard Detour!  We’d traveled through Europe’s inland waterways, from the Mediterranean to the North Sea, and now we’d transit the world’s busiest artificial waterway.  The Kiel Canal (A.K.A. Nord-Ostsee Canal) connects the North Sea with the Baltic Sea (Ostsee) through Germany.  We’d use this 98-kilometer (60-mile) route to…