APRIL 24- 28
Slept across the channel from Kiel Canal- 98 km long. Nervous. Huge ships move in and out. Up early on 25th and started the passage. Long day paddling some 70 km. Slept in a lagoon. Arrived at Brunsbuttel the next day at 17:30. Went through the locks. The mighty river Elbe was having a tidal war with the ocean and I had to wait two hours in my kayak waiting for it to settle down. I crossed the Elbe at 20:00 and then tried to reach a canal just outside Otterndorf. About an hour away from detonation the tides turned against me and I had to pull my kayak 2 km over a. Dry shallow bay. Got to bed around midnight. The next day I pulled the kayak over some fields and into my first canal. "Elbe-Weser". What a relief. No tides, no waves and no currents. I was sooooo happy. Kayaking at 09:00 I arrived in Bremerhaven and am staying at "Frohe-Fahrt" a local kayak club. Enjoyed a nice supper with Holger and Manuela. Thanks for that.