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Jun 6, 2014 - Walk along the Kiel Canal

After a day of rain on the Thursday we woke up to a lovely day although quite a strong wind. One of the reasons for stopping in this part of Schleswig- Holstein was to see the Kiel Canal. The Kiel Canal runs between the Baltic Sea and the North Sea and is 61 miles long. For ships the canal saves on average 250 nautical miles (460 km) by not going around the Danish Jutland Peninsula. This not only saves time but also avoids potentially dangerous storm-prone seas. The first connection of the North and Baltic Seas was completed in 1784(This...

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