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Old 11-03-2014, 07:52   #1
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Greetings from German Inland

Hello everybody,
After having lurked in this nice forum for a while I want to introduce myself.

My name is Mikolaj, I was born in Poland but live for 20 years in Germany.

My sailing adventure begun just a few years ago, when a friend told us “we have an idea for a holiday trip together, this could be something for you” and we chartered a small sporty yacht on Masurian lakes in Poland for two of us and our spouses. Since then I got infected with the hobby: inshore sailing on Masurian lakes, making exams for the inshore skipper and then coastal skipper in Poland, first charters in Croatia…

Recently, I discovered the Baltic Sea, I was there two times last year and will go for two weeks with my family this year again, to sail between the Danish Islands.

Now you see my experience is minuscule compared to most of the forum members, especially that – living far away from sea, in Augsburg, Bavaria – I have no possibility to get on board but to charter a boat or a place. In any case, I am very much willing to learn and to gather experience in any way I can, meanwhile I keep dreaming of the adventure.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Mikolaj.
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Guten Tag Mikolaj and welcome aboard!

It's great to have you here on the forum and it sounds as if you are doing very well with your sailing adventures.

Many years ago I was stationed in Germany and remember Augsburg very well. I lived in Stuttgart which is not too far away.
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Viele Grüße, Mikolaj.
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Welcome aboard, Mikolaj. The is no cure when the sailing bug bites. Fair winds.
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Witaj na pokładzie :-)
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Aloha Astrid,

Is that a greeting similar to Grusse Gott? Augsburg being a bit more toward Munich then Grusse Gott is probably more appropriate than Guten Tag.

Mikolaj, Hello.

kind regards,
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Guten Tag Mikolaj and welcome aboard!

It's great to have you here on the forum and it sounds as if you are doing very well with your sailing adventures.

Many years ago I was stationed in Germany and remember Augsburg very well. I lived in Stuttgart which is not too far away.
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Is that a greeting similar to Grusse Gott? Augsburg being a bit more toward Munich then Grusse Gott is probably more appropriate than Guten Tag.

Mikolaj, Hello.

kind regards,
I got my eye on you...
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Mikołaj, you live in Bavaria - that is a good start...
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Chartering is great until it's time to buy your own boat! My wife & I toured through Europe in 1987 and spent time in Bavaria including some nights in Augsburg. I remember a Brunen Fest (Fountain Festival) with music in every square plus great food and beer. All the Best to you.
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Is that a greeting similar to Grusse Gott? Augsburg being a bit more toward Munich then Grusse Gott is probably more appropriate than Guten Tag.

Mikolaj, Hello.

kind regards,
I think more commonly used in written German than coversational and probably a bit more northerly than Bavaria.
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"Welcome aboard" to you and your Family Mikolaj....as you can see already, this is a Happy group of sailors.....you will feel very at home here......
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Welcome Mikolaj

I have enjoyed many a night drinking beer outside in the lovely squares of Augsburg.

But also managed to crash a Smart Car which I was renting into a kerb which trashed the alloy wheel and caused the airbag to go off which smashed the window and then ended up on the back of a tow lorry. Please note NOT the same night as drinking the lovely beer!
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