Boating & Biking Adventures

Author: Bernd Page 3 of 86


Årø Sund on the way to the Harderslev Fjord.
Anchor dropped @ Stevelt Brolaug.

⚓️…another night @ Lyø…🇩🇰

West viewing: Sunset tonight!
East viewing: Full moon night!

…Viktor & Wiebke…

The devils got two names. Low Viktor and High Wiebke working hand in hand to develop a pressure drop of 50mbar over a distance of approximately 1500km between its center points. They kept us on our toes for the last 48 hours. It has now moved on and Babet (international name for Viktor) is still raging the NE part of the UK.

Following the news, this storm has disclosed the weak areas of our coastal infrastructure along the German part of the Baltic Sea. From devastating damage seen in Damp for example to minor losses like here in Kappeln. This does not mean that all areas within the Schlei Fjord enjoy the same level of protection but due to its geographical location, I think, Kappeln has minimum exposure overall. Massholm and Arnis are already very different.

Peak water levels were finally about 25cm higher than predicted by BSH. In my opinion, some more conservatism in the calculations would be better and could prevent last minute evacuations happening last night in Massholm, Arnis & Eckernförde.

My sympathy is with those, who got affected despite paying utmost attention and care before it was too late.

The clean-up has now started.

Fair winds…

…another one gone…

…BSH mismatch…

BSH could do better in this case as Schleimünde and Kappeln are only a few miles apart.

Up to now, I was convinced that Kappeln has seen its peak on the water level. Normally the forecasts and actuals issued by BSH are miniculously precise. I now wonder, when BSH will correct its forecast for Kappeln at times, where centimeters matters.

We keep monitoring from behind the window.

Fair winds…

☝️…Damp live…😟

Safe & Solid

The peak of the storm shall be within the next 24 hours. Some areas in town are flooded. Boat access is cut off.
Troll-Oh keeps shaking a bit now and then but nothing serious. I have retightened the prop stands to balance out the weight including the wheels. Pop-top roof is closed. Handbrake is on.

Fair winds…

…gusts up to 10 Bft…

It is storm time. Although it‘s an easterly wind, it is not Siberian cold, luckily. Up to know, Troll-Oh stands solid as a rock with minor shakes now and then. I am damned relieved that the lady is out of the water.

Fair winds…

…Transition completed…

After two busy days we have completed the transfer starting to get used to our new environment.

Troll-Oh will have its 30 years anniversary next May but has been kept in super mint conditions by Christa & Martin for more than 20 years after I took it over 7 years ago. Build in solid quality at that time rather than new plastic age what you see at nowadays caravan exhibitions.

It is equipped with fridge, gas stove cooker with two burners, central heating, etc., much more many people would dream of but much less the lady is able to provide.

While dishy is doing its job at 170Mbps (!) keeping Susan happy @ work I will proceed with the boat work to get ready for future adventures.

Fair winds…

☝️…new arrivals…😀

Susan arrived together with our Troll-Oh, which will be our home for the next couple of weeks.👍

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