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Last week we welcomed Livia on board. (picture: in the Southern lock, coming from the North Sea into the river Elbe into the Kiel Canal.)

 

 

On the way from Texel to Germany, we’ve seen some beautiful sunsets. We’ve also celebrated the Swiss national day on the 1st of August in Rendsburg while transiting the Kiel Canal.

IMG-20190806-WA0001In Strande, Andi and Andrea’s family came to visit!

IMG-20190806-WA0000We also had neighbors who care about healthy seas just as we do. We were happy after many years to meed SY Aldebaran with skipper Frank in Strande. Check out their projects on micro-plastic. TOPtoTOP and Aldebaran are looking into a partnership to join forces to protect our oceans.

 

Yesterday, we went alongside topsail schooner “Thor Heyerdahl“.  Dario and Captain Detlef Soitzek met last time 30 years ago, while Dario served on his ship and learned important nautical skills from Detlef. Detlef was not only an excellent teacher but had also a major impact on Dario’s future. Detlef served as a navigator on Thor Heyerdahl’s expedition “Tigris”. (The picture on the right shows the family with Detlef in the captain’s cabin.)