After Koge came
. We chose one
of the smaller marinas within easy cycling distance of the city. This was Kalkbranderihaven
which has 250 berths, the one a few yards away has over 1000. The people were
incredibly nice to us and the yacht club invited us to use any of their
facilities and when they had a party invited us for a meal. The only problem we
discovered was that the restaurant in the marina is really a night club which
kept everyone awake until 03.30 on the Sunday morning. Copenhagen
After catching up on sleep Sunday night we set off North. We tried anchoring close to
but it was rocky and we ended up
several miles up the coats where we found sand fairly close in. A couple of
nights were spent there before sailing on to Helsingoer. Copenhagen
This is at the point where
Denmark is just two and a half miles from Sweden and where the Danes collected dues from
passing ships for centauries, which made wealthy at that time. Denmark
The fortress there is impressive and despite being somewhat expensive to look over we felt it was worth the price.
Across the water is a marina in the Swedish city of
where we will head for a couple of nights to see the old city. Helsingborg
The cost of marinas here is reasonable compared to the UK at around £18 to £20 a night but the price of food in the supermarkets is high, nearly twice as much as the UK and surprisingly alcohol is just a bit more expensive until you make the mistake I made in Copenhagen ordering a bottle of beer which was opened before I realised that it cost £8.50!!!!
Sweden we are looking forward to getting back to
Germany to re stock the larder
with reasonably priced food and after that anchoring in the Frisian
islands will be nice again.