Many moons ago, when I was about 18, I sailed aboard a comfortable 40+ foot sloop
to Copenhagen via the Kiel Canal.
One of the other British boats that pulled into the Skovshoved Yacht Club was an open, clinker built gaff rigged dory with two hirsute young men
. They too had crossed the English Channel
, traversed the Canal and sailed up the Baltic
We sailed. They were sailors, and I will always remember them.