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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-12-2017, 00:46
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I can't speak for Graham, but I had a fabulous trip in scorching weather.

Sadly I took the advice of people on here who recommended the stellplatz at Förde- Canal View. People advised to ask for a canal view, which I did. Wrong. He said everyone asks for that and gave me the last spot in a scruffy dead end street nearby.

Still, his snack food and beer was excellent. I cycled into Kiel and watched a brand new cruise liner set sail on her maiden voyage, which was amazing.

The high spot for me was entering U995 around the corner at Laboe something I had hankered after for many years.

I was given a free beer in a bar when they found out where I was heading. Lovely scenery, lovely people.

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so how did you do ?

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I was thinking about you last week and wondered whether you are still on here as I had not seen a post from you for a long time.

I am glad to see you are here.

Have a Happy Christmas when it comes.

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We stayed at the Stelplatz I mention in post #7 above.

It was busy with all the pitches on the canal side taken when we got there early afternoon in mid/late Sept. There were around 6-8 pitches in the second rank free. In the morning when some MH's left a number of folks moved their MH across to a front rank position. We had to put the levellers under the front nearside wheel to get level. There were no EHU's free as there are not enough for every pitch. It cost €10 for the night plus EHU costs if you had one; toilets are €1 and the shower/toilet room is €2, from memory. Good, clean toilets and showers - not many of them - 3 or 4.

In terms of its position to see ships going up and down the canal it is FANTASTIC. These behemoths are literally meters away from you as they glide by. A real sight!!. I'll try and dig out some photos when I get less time...

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In terms of its position to see ships going up and down the canal it is FANTASTIC. These behemoths are literally meters away from you as they glide by. A real sight!!. I'll try and dig out some photos when I get less time...

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Do the ships go through under their own power or are they tugged like the Panama?

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Do the ships go through under their own power or are they tugged like the Panama?

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Own power - very silently as well...just a mild 'chug chug' sound

It's definitely worth a trip for the 'wow' factor. I'm really pleased we did it. If you fancy a trip to Hamburg its only around 1.5 hours up the road from memory.

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things are in motion along the Kiel canal with respect to aires.
1.) the Stellplatz at Sehestedt has been renewed this spring.
2. a brandnew site was opened (for 33 units) on september 22nd at Osterroenfeld (suburb of Rendsburg). it is fully equipped with EHU`s
very tidy "facilities" , a restaurant/cafe at the site , offering rolls in the morning as well.
3.) another one is going to be opened in spring 2018 underneath the iron girder (railroad bridge) for about 45 units.

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Jan

I was thinking about you last week and wondered whether you are still on here as I had not seen a post from you for a long time.

I am glad to see you are here.

Have a Happy Christmas when it comes.

Geoff (B737 to remind you)

as I wrote in my private msg , I had a busy year , and during periods of leisure I simply forgot to show up here

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