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So Much To Sea

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Sailing through
the world`s busiest artificial waterway, the KIEL-CANAL (known in Germany as the NORD-OSTSEE-KANAL) runs for almost 100 km right through Schleswig-Holstein - from Brunsbüttel to Kiel-Holtenau - and links the North Sea with the Baltic.

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On the banks of the Dove-Elbe river,  there are traces of a labor camp called-Neuengamme.


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What a beautiful city, and obviously prosperous,  60 million millionaires and 18 billionaires. Here in the town center and also along lake Alster.

I'm following in the Beatles footsteps, drove past The RepperBaun, where the original 4 (Pete Best) played their debut @The Star Club,burnt down. There is a monument to them, and that is all that remains. John Lennon,said he was born in Liverpool but called Hamburg his adopted home. It's easy to see why - great vibes.




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Sailing down the Elbe River.
Overnighting in this port city. Weather is dank and cold, but no such thing as a bad climate,  only bad clothes.

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The city is still charming and taking this canal tour after a  six year hiatus makes me realize how bike friendly this town is. cutting through all the canals, just under an hour, was a lot more panoramic then the 1 hour land tour we took around the city by bus. I'll be back here in 2 weeks and I want to see some windmills, tulips and eat some of that famous Gouda cheese.
9 feet Deep-3 ft of mud,  3 ft of bicycles and 3 feet of water



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I can BARLEY believe it! "Do yous serve Budweiser here?" "No sir we serve beer."
 Chocolate and beer. Belgium is famous for these libations.

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Chocolate,  Beer and Charming Canals. What a wonderful way to spend a day


 In Bruges. It has been 30 years since I have visited Belgium in fact I lived here for 2 years during my 26th and 27th years. It hasn't gotten better but I have.


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Overlooking the Jarrasic coast, and ahead  Weymouth, on the mainland coast, home of the 2012 Olympic sailing competition, as we dock. Portland is famous for its stone, and it's  fossils. Here I'm burning some fossil fuel.
The Mane Attraction 

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After docking into the town port, we took an hours bus ride into quaint Quimper, a town in Britany. The Architecture ws Anglo-Saxon influenced. Sunday morning church was in session, and afterwards I had the obligatory cafe au lait with chocolate coissant at the town center's cafes. It was great to speak French to the wait staff and converse with the locals Along the way.

Midevial Lavatorium (M'lady's toilet)
with outside chute leading to the riverm