16.–23.07.2011 Exploring the Limfjord

On July 16th, pharm a sunny day, store our crew of 5 – lead by Urs the experienced skipper, Marc-André
acting as second, and assisted by Gerhard, Edina and Mario – set out from Aalborg to sail the Limfjord.

But soon the weather changed, so that the seaworthiness and the comfort of “our” ROLLING SWISS II was greatly appreciated.

It was meant to be vacation cruise, so we went only for short hops , generally not
exceeding 3 hours of navigation, and we had time enough to explore some of the
small towns, villages or islands of the Limfjord.

One of these tourist highlights was the nature-preserved island of Livo – which we reached by ferry from Röndbjerg, the small harbour of Livo being crammed full. And then there was the Limfjord museum at Lögstör – and quite some local pubs to discover for Mario.

It was an easy navigation, mostly on sight, but it took us quite a while to adapt and to
identify what looked more like old broomsticks instead of the “real” lateral and cardinal beacons we expected to find.

And then we experienced the small Limfjord harbours with their pile moorings, not exactly
tailored to fit a yacht of the size of our Trader 42 „ROLLING SWISS“: once or twice we tried to squeeze her in between the poles, but fortunately did not insist too much – and settled for a safe and easier mooring alongside a pier, be it under the derrick or next to a smelly fishing boat.

Once, near Agerö island, we set anchor for lunch, just in time before a heavy rain shower rocked the boat.

The only breakdown we experienced was the horn: instead of the usual triumphant hooting, only a faint, croaky noise emerged. But all it needed to recover its voice was some gentle wake-up tapping with a wooden cooking spoon.

Despite a cool and rainy weather with quite some wind, these few days passed only too
fast and already we were heading back to Aalborg.

Rain pouring down on our final approach – and the bow-thruster suddenly obstructed
with some debris or a pack of sea-weed, made us choose an easy-access mooring, albeit without supply of water or electricity.

So the final wash-down of the boat was gladly left to the pouring rain.

In summary, a memorable, easy break, a cheersome crew, plentiful of good food , and a great boat – an exercise to repeat.

Gerhard, Crew of Cruise 08/2011/29

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02.-16.07.2011, Kiel – Aalborg: A cruise with some “Tradition and Nostalgia”

Already our crew meeting in Mai 2011 takes place at a very time-honoured location: Peter J, capsule honorary member of CCS Motorboat welcomes us on the castle of Altenklingen in Switzerland. After discussing our cruise we are guided through the 1000 years of history of the castle –very informative and impressive!

The next traditional location we meet at the begin of our cruise in Kiel: Not 1000 years but only 5 years ago, store at the 7 april 2006, ambulance the first Motoryacht “ROLLING SWISS (I)” of CCS (a De Vries Lentsch) had her baptism in the harbour of Düsternbrook in Kiel just in front of the harbour masters office – and today our new MY ROLLING SWISS II is berthed exactly at the same place, what a feeling! Already tradition or still nostalgia?

Another milestone we passed in the Limfjord: The first 1000hrs of operation on the clock of our engines! – To be continued…

I would like to present you the report of our cruise from Kiel to Aalborg with an
enhanced picture gallery including as well some further traditional aspects like the famous Danish Vinerbrød (in every harbour came up a competition, who would get the Vinerbrød today…) or our visit in Randers, where Peter W was often on holidays during his childhood (…and we welcomed his 90 year old aunt Ebba on ROLLING SWISS II for a drink).

1000 Thanks to Erika and both Peters for a great and relaxing holiday cruise – I know now, that Kiel-Aalborg within 14 days is too short, we may could spend a month or
more in this great area!

Marc Pingoud, Skipper 08-2011-27

Move Cursor over picture to see description – Pictures by Peter W and Marc Pingoud

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