25. Juli | Bank von Bremen: Shark alarm in front of Calais

After Dover - the reader might guess - we arrived in front of Calais. The wind went off again and we had time to consider the beauty of nature.
Then suddenly five or even six shadows in the water slowly approached our boat. Somebody asked why there is a crocodile in the water? It turned out that the crocodile was in real a family of sharks swimming around in a close formation. We believe it was a mother with her baby sharks. So sweet! During these dramatic happenings a seal followed us closely.

Every offshore sailor knows sailing is not only about physical strength but also about mental stability. So fare, we were put on many stresstests by the lack of wind in the last days. 
Seen from the navigational standpoint, it was quite challenging to manage the busy traffic zone in front of Zeebrugge with our limited speed. Now it feels good to be in open waters again. With good winds we just passed the border to the Netherlands. The next country will obviously be Germany. 
For our families and friends: we expect to arrive on Friday in Cuxhaven in the early afternoon. We plan to arrive at the racevillage in Hamburg on Saturday. 

We will keep you posted and regular updated on our ETA. 

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Text: Johannes Flume, Melanie Aalburg

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