We dropped a few metres in the lock and tied up in the quite full harbour of Oldenburg. A relatively nice old university town, but the weather was a bit iffy.
The next stretch is tidal again, first down the river Hunte to Elsfleth and then down the Weser to Bremerhaven. This can be done in a single tide as long as you leave within an hour of high tide. The only 'problem' was that high tide was at 4:30..... But the conditions today looked much better than tomorrow, so we set the alarm clock for 4:30, woke up by ourselves at 4:25 anyway and we're off the mooring at 4:45 and through the railway bridge at 4:55 (fortunately it operates 24/7 and the lady operator was not even surprised when I requested an opening via the VHF).
As always, the morning light was beautiful. It was just getting light as we left, sunrise was only at 5:19.
The heron (and the duck you can just see) were clearly up early too!
With the tide behind us, we were doing up to 9.5 knots and at exactly 9 we were in the lock leading into the marina in Bremerhaven:
This is a nice and comfortable marina with excellent facilities (including Internet) and after all these long days with lots of miles, we are going to have a rest day tomorrow!
Location:Am Neuen Hafen,Bremerhaven,Germany