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martin schulz
10-17-2005, 05:02 AM
As always at this time of the year the Flensburg Museumharbour celebrated their annual "Apfelfahrt" (applerun) - for the 26th time.

We more or less reenact the old custom of Flensburg Fishermen who sailed to the danish village Gråsten to get the (in Germany) famous Gråsten-apples and to sell them in Flensburg.

We always sail out on Fridays load the apples while mooring (all 25 traditional workboats) in a little yacht-harbour and sail back to Flensburg the same day. On Saturday we put up booths and tents and sell apples, rum, chestnuts, bratwurst, cake, roasted apples, ...

Here are a couple of pictures:
http://www.holgersimonsen.de/apfel05/apfel01_0006g.jpg

http://www.holgersimonsen.de/apfel05/apfel05_0018g.jpg

http://www.holgersimonsen.de/apfel05/apfel09_0054g.jpg

http://www.holgersimonsen.de/apfel05/apfel15_0133g.jpg

http://www.holgersimonsen.de/apfel05/apfel18_0142g.jpg

http://www.holgersimonsen.de/apfel05/apfel23_0186g.jpg

http://www.holgersimonsen.de/apfel05/apfel24_0200g.jpg

[ 10-17-2005, 05:45 AM: Message edited by: martin schulz ]

formerlyknownasprince
10-17-2005, 05:16 AM
Great photos!

martin schulz
10-17-2005, 05:41 AM
Ando some pics of the marketdays...
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid191/p981f5cb99ae8f67c00bc06ea49ebd574/f1daadfa.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid191/pbb3e49f9418981cf8240a2c1402b3523/f1daadf6.jpg

We always try to keep a "traditional look" during the market days.

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid191/p0c05701cce501bd6fbe15b8430cb8288/f1daadec.jpg

Some get rid of their old stuff

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid191/p2eba87f13d74b90b2d44b3348a9fee70/f1daadc1.jpg

Fish & Wurst

[ 10-17-2005, 05:42 AM: Message edited by: martin schulz ]

Garrett Lowell
10-17-2005, 06:21 AM
I'm so jealous. Thanks for the pics.

Donn
10-17-2005, 06:26 AM
<img src= "http://www.holgersimonsen.de/apfel05/apfel05_0018g.jpg">

That's a very cute pic.

Thad
10-17-2005, 06:52 AM
Beautiful!

yorgie
10-17-2005, 12:27 PM
Great fun!

Chris

P.S. Martin,I'd like to order some regatta rum for my father's christmas present.Please E-mail me an address.

Thanks

[ 10-17-2005, 12:30 PM: Message edited by: yorgie ]

Hans Friedel
10-17-2005, 03:32 PM
Great pictures Martin!

That little "Snipa" looks realy nice

Hans

John B
10-17-2005, 03:46 PM
thanks Martin.

Cool.

JimD
10-17-2005, 04:00 PM
Muchos gracias, Martin

J. Labaree
10-17-2005, 04:49 PM
How very interesting. I'm in the middle of my annual re-reading of The Riddle of the Sands and this adds greater depth to the otherwise anecdotal bit about Bartels’ cargo of apples, which he is running to Kappeln. We are told that he picked up his apples in Bremen (not Gråsten), but Kappeln is near Flensburg. Is this pure coincidence, or would mention of the coastal apple trade resonate with informed readers?

RGM
10-17-2005, 11:34 PM
Another fine job by Martin. Thanks.

Wild Dingo
10-18-2005, 02:15 AM
Originally posted by Donn:
<img src= "http://www.holgersimonsen.de/apfel05/apfel05_0018g.jpg">

That's a very cute pic.Yes yes indeed very cute

BUT!!

I will take one of these... either one Im not that fussy :D

http://www.holgersimonsen.de/apfel05/apfel23_0186g.jpg

Or even this wee beauty

http://www.holgersimonsen.de/apfel05/apfel24_0200g.jpg

Thanks Martin way cool mate.
Cheers!~

martin schulz
10-18-2005, 03:44 AM
Originally posted by J. Labaree:
How very interesting. I'm in the middle of my annual re-reading of The Riddle of the Sands and this adds greater depth to the otherwise anecdotal bit about Bartels’ cargo of apples, which he is running to Kappeln. We are told that he picked up his apples in Bremen (not Gråsten), but Kappeln is near Flensburg. Is this pure coincidence, or would mention of the coastal apple trade resonate with informed readers?Well Kappeln is about 20sm away from Flensburg.
I just don't remember if during the "riddle of the sands" story Flensburg belonged to Denmark or not. I have the feeling that even larger parts of Denmark, up to Sonderborg (Dybol) were part of Germany in that time.

It is true though that along the Southcoasts of the river Elbe there are large plantations. I don't think that similar plantations are along the river Ems (the one leading to Bremen), but perhaps back then that was the case. The plantations in Gråsten (in german Gravenstein) are well known in Germany, there is even a certain kind of apple called Gravenstein, that is very popular. So a freighter delivering apples from Bremen to Kappeln is a bit strange, but perhaps even back then the market was directed by price only and apples in Bremen were much cheaper than those from Gråsten (Gravenstein)?

This is a Gravensteiner apple:

http://www.gartencenter-shop24.de/images/Gravensteiner%5B1%5D.jpeg

martin schulz
10-18-2005, 03:56 AM
Oh yes - thanks for the nice replies guys. I really appreciate that.
I am still so much excited about the whole Museumharbour idea, even though I didn't start it, I want to share every little incident with "the world". When we have one of our events I often feel like living in another time, when thinks were much more simple (and harsh, of course), and those boats and the Museumharbour provide just the right amount of "romantic history" that one is instantly taken out of reality and everyday problems (job, finances,...) fade away.

I just wish I could show you guys around personally. Perhaps some day one of you will appear for the RumRegatta or the Apfelfahrt :D

Sea Frog
10-18-2005, 02:19 PM
Sehr cool...

J. Labaree
10-18-2005, 07:21 PM
Martin,

Many thanks for addressing the apple issue. I believe you are right that Flensburg was part of Germany during the time of Riddle of the Sands (1903). Indeed, Childers makes reference to that fact. Regardless of whether Bartels’ cargo was the equivalent of bringing coals to Newcastle, it makes sense that a coastal freighter would have a cargo of apples at the time of year during which the book takes place (i.e. now – autumn). We are certainly awash in apples around here just now (happily so!).

- Jonathan

Paul Scheuer
10-18-2005, 10:38 PM
I just wish I could show you guys around personally. Perhaps some day one of you will appear for the RumRegatta or the Apfelfahrt You're on my list. smile.gif 'Till then, keep the pics coming. :cool:

StevenBauer
10-18-2005, 10:54 PM
Thanks Martin. I love your reports, keep them coming. smile.gif

Steven

martin schulz
10-19-2005, 04:14 AM
Originally posted by StevenBauer:
Thanks Martin. I love your reports, keep them coming. smile.gif Ok...a friend of mine took some more pics. Here there are:
http://www.holgersimonsen.de/apfel05/apfel26_0245g.jpg
"Last Wurst before the Ice!

http://www.holgersimonsen.de/apfel05/apfel28_0248g.jpg
"hollowed" apples filled with rum

http://www.holgersimonsen.de/apfel05/apfel34_0264g.jpg
Variations of apple-jelly (with cinnamon, ginger, danish schnaps...)

Otto49
10-19-2005, 04:56 PM
What type of boat is the last picture, the double-ender?

Thanks,
Barry

Ross M
10-19-2005, 06:07 PM
Good stuff, Martin - thanks for posting!

Ross

Lion
10-19-2005, 07:44 PM
Martin, wonderful pics and background story. Keep 'em coming.

Lion

Paul Denison
10-19-2005, 08:54 PM
Looking at those pics, I feel as if I'm on vacation. Wonderful!

martin schulz
10-20-2005, 05:11 AM
Originally posted by Otto49:
What type of boat is the last picture, the double-ender?

Thanks,
BarryABBI (the name of the boat) is a classic danish "snekkerstenjolle". This type of boat was used as everyday workingboat in Denmark, esspecially around the Øresund. The rig is called smakke in Denmark (smakke is a funny name for a square piece of cloth) and that's why those boats are also often called "smakkejolle".

http://www.museumshafen-flensburg.de/schiffe/abbiriss.gif

Otto49
10-21-2005, 08:48 AM
Thanks for the information and photos. I had seen similar profiles at http://www.batritningar.se/default.aspx?Language=EN&Currency=SEK&Page=Boatplans

Really nice layout.

Barry

Noah
10-21-2005, 09:38 AM
I like the idea of apples full of rum! I might have to try that for tomorrow...

martin schulz
10-21-2005, 09:42 AM
Originally posted by Noah:
I like the idea of apples full of rum! I might have to try that for tomorrow......don't forget the sails smile.gif

Ah yeah - they also pressed them into sugar (like a sugared rim on a professional cocktail glass) and added raisins.