6:00am and Bob was awakened by a lady’s group performing their morning exercises to music in the park next door.


It was hello to the Dortmund Ems Canal early in the day as Gratis continued on her way to the Mittelland Kanal.

Late afternoon and a tiny stick canal led us up a narrow waterway to Yachthafen Y.C. Dortmund – Ems. Despite the book showing the depth to be 2m, Gratis did hit bottom in the channel opening. Peaceful and small, a perfect spot for the night.