A modern barge tug that pushes the barges rather than dragging them.
This is an old steel fishingboat that a German own and have ordered a lot of works on here in Szczecin. That was more than two years ago and he has not paid the 2 million DM for the works yet!
The two-masted boat on the left is owned by antoher German that has not been able to pay the bills for the extensive works done on his boat.
The two-masted boat on the right is also owned by a German, a friendly man from Fehmarn. He sails all over the Baltic Sea by himself, and he learned us how to get to the Szczecin centre by tram.
This Oder-Queen we found in Schwedt by the Oder. Her name is Jenny.
Kaiser Friedrich is an old museum-boat sailing with tourists on the canals in Berlin. It's a steamship.
l'Apostel is a Dutch type canal-boat that we saw in Ketzin.
Steamship Nordstern on the Elbe-Havel-Kanal.
The barge Susann loading growel in Niegripp.
A dredger at work in the Magdeburger industrial harbour.
Canoeing is very popular in Germany. We see these canoes in every canal.
A Czeck barge sailing upstreams in Magdeburg. You can see the hard current in the river.
Hidden among the trees on the shore - an old barge rebuilt as a house!
Far from the water we found Würtemberg, an old steamer, in Magdeburg.
As most of the private-owned barges, the Niederrhein of Berlin,
carries a car on deck. This photo is shot by the two bridges
of Etingen on the Mittellandkanal.
South of Münster I met this little paddle steamer.
"Anchoring" the Dutch way: Drive the boat into the sand at shore and then four lines to the shore. You need no anchor!
Old tugs are popular as sportsboats in The Netherlands. Here are only two of the many I saw in Zutphen.
In The Netherlands I've seen a lot of these typical Dutch boats. Here's a sailing one.
Don't ask me how they get these boats under the bridges that seem not to be possible to open! In most of these house-boats people live around the year. But you can also see the famous "Pancake-boat" (it's the one with two masts at right)! It has a restaurant only serving pancakes.
In Delfzijl we saw the Anastasis, a Mercy Ship that sails around the world to help people in need. This is the world's largest hospitalship.
Three ships of the Dutch Royal Marine visited the harbour festival in Delfzijl together with us.
In Oldenburg we saw this "Ocean Saloon". A real dreamboat!
This kind of steelboat is very popular in Germany and The Netherlands. It has a fore and an aftcabin and a rather big saloon in between. The steeringplace is on the roof of the aft cabin and usually with a hood above. I have become more and more fond of this type of boat.
This three-master sailing ship, Grossherzogin Elisabeth, we saw in Elfsfleth.
In Nordenham, just before Bremerhaven, the rescue cruiser Bernhard Gruben, sailed by us.
A trip with this ferry, First Lady, from Kiel to Marstal only costs 15 DKR or 3 DM! It was much more expensive to go with Bibbi II!
There were quite a few sailing ships in Marstal.
This little boat I saw in Faaborg.
The man has built a wheelhouse
Well, this is actually not a boat. It's a genuin wooden crane in the museum harbour of Flensburg.
This is one of the many old sailing ships I've seen.
The old lightship Skagens Rev is now moored in Ebeltoft museum harbour.
We saw the frigate Jylland in Ebeltoft museum harbour. It's the world's longest wooden ship.