Monday 25th June 2018
‘MinX’ a new Xc 45, left her berth at Haderslev on June 1st 2018 with her new owners Edward and John on board, accompanied by their long time friend Larry. Enjoying wonderful Danish summer weather, the destination on the first day was to be Sønderborg. A modest cruise but an opportunity to get to know the boat properly before moving on to the Germany and the Kieler canal.
Arriving at Sønderborg in the early evening, MinX and her crew enjoyed a pleasant evening ashore having had a lovely first day’s sailing on their new boat.
Leaving early the next day ‘MinX’ left for Kiel. We decided that we would stay overnight at the marina at Laboa as we wanted a full day to traverse the canal. Next day, June 3rd, we motored up to the lock entrance, paid our fee and then had the priviledge of being the only boat in the large lock basin. Much better than being squeezed alongside large ocean going ships.