Heading to GERMANY

Monday October 4th, 2010After sailing for weeks in Norwegian waters and a short journey across the Baltic, PAKEA BIZKAIA arrives in Germany.

The PAKEA BIZKAIA arrived Friday evening at the German city of Hamburg after two days sailing through waters of the Western Baltic, the Kiel Canal and the river Elba.
In these two days of merchant traffic density and the intense cold that the crew has had to endure have made the journey harder than initially expected.

For the first time since the start of the expedition, PAKEA BIZKAIA was called for the radio by the Coast Guard at the entrance of the Kiel Canal. Questions of rigor that, once answered, allowed to follow the path without a hitch.
During the crossing of the channel the crew saw a great number of migratory birds because in this time of year start their journey from northern Europe to warmer areas in the south to avoid the hard winter at high latitudes. They take advantage of the warmth of the channel to move south.
Rising 40 miles from the exit of the Kiel Canal to the city of Hamburg was developed with a wind of 17 to 20 knots E, cold wind which caused the entire crew put the full arsenal of thermal clothing they had.
At 18:30 hours will be docked at the port of Hamburg.