I'm en route
to the UK and am getting out of the Baltic
a little earlier this year than usual. That's a little sad, but I had a rare weather
window (48 hours of strong SE wind) which allowed me to skip much of the usual horrible upwind bashing, so I took it, and here I am in Kiel.
I normally pop out the Brunsbuttel end of the Kiel Canal
and either head
down the river to Cuxhaven, or out to Helgoland, or just head
out into the North Sea. This year I'm thinking about going the other way -- up the river to Hamburg.
Worthwhile? Good places to berth? Any good stops in the river along the way?