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Fossil bowline vs. bow line in canal songs (40) RE: bowline vs. bow line in canal songs 04 Jun 17


An interesting bit about the "Windfall" yachts - many years ago now, in the early 'nineties, my wife and I went from south Holland to Denmark in our 27 foot yacht "Evette". Up through Amsterdam, to Terschelling, where we made the decision to continue onwards, to Cuxhaven, Brunsbuttel and through the Kiel canal to Kiel itself, where we had a superb couple of days rest at the British Army Yacht Club in the Kiel Fijord.

This Club, which was run on behalf of all the service personnel in Germany was the beneficiary of most of the Windfall yachts, some of which were later returned to their former owners. But the Club facilities were superb and the staff and members were very welcoming to all British-flagged yachts. On our first night there, we went for a meal at the restaurant, got chatting to some local Brits and a Dutch couple who were alongside us, got very merry, then the guitars came out...

I have only good memories of that place, now in private hands, alas after the economy measures of later years required it to be sold off.


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