From the hights and bustle of the Alps we were off to meet our danish friends from the motorsailor Munin. We sailed with them from Rhodes to Nissiros earlier this spring. Now we were catching up with them as they were crossing Europe on the french rivers and canals on their way home to Copenhagen. For us and the kids it was good to see the familiar faces of this friendly family.
After two nights tenting at the most ordinary Camping du Chateau we signed on M/S Mumin in the small port of Epinal. Cruising canals is so different from the Med sailing we have been up to. Its green. Trees high, leaning over the sides of the canal. Some times only leaving a narrow strip of blue sky. Less wind, no waves and a bollard or just the bank to tie up to every 100 meters makes for a lower very relaxing pace. We passed plenty of locks. Lowering us three meters at a time. After two nights onboard and some great food we have now started our definate journey towards home. A stop at a traditional Shipfer Børse in Hamburg and a fine hotel ensured that our last memories of continental Europe not just consisted of long train rides and running through stations with too much bagage. The train ride continues. We are heading for Scandinavia and family. It will be like coming home.
Love to all!