We are a family of 4 sailing in the Mediterranean for the 3rd year. Right now we are in Spain. In the spring we will sail back to Italy and on to Greece. When autumn sets in, the plan is to land the boat (Hallberg Rassy Monsun 31). I have followed along a bit in your journey and can see you standing on land on Corfu.
Was it a good and safe experience for your boat, and what prices do they work with at the yard?
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Greet the entire crew at S / Y Libra
Hi, enjoy reading their report on sailing from Sicily to Corfu. From the Messina Strait to Corfu about the same route as we walked ours.
We have now put our boat Bijou in stock at Action Marina at Preveza and came home yesterday. I will be starring next season in late April and will spend a few weeks at the Ionian Islands before heading back to Italy. We have sailed in the Cyclades this fall, but I must say that Ionian Islands are more appealing. When are you going back to the boat?
Hey. We met in the pool in Gouvia last week.
Hope you are well here. Are you still down there? If so, then I could use your help. Will you call / write to me at 22943318.
We sail in the boat Thistle and are on our way to the Mediterranean, which we reach before September. We saw your suggestions on winter ports from last year and found on your website - lovely stories to be sure to read.
Well, but we are in search of a winter harbor and can see that you have been to Menton. We live aboard and are therefore interested in the life of other boats (preferably long-distance sailors like us but not necessarily). Is it the case in Menton or do you have other / better bids.
Our own blog can be found here should you be interested 😄
I follow their journey but can't find a letter to read since Corsica.
Hi Pia and Carl. Then I saw 13. section and now understand that the boat has wintered in Sardinia. It was some beautiful pictures - both from the sea side, but also from all the small cozy towns where you have sat and been able to enjoy the good Italian food and their equally good wines. You must still have a good trip, with some great experiences.
And then I have to say you are scared to edit your video recordings. They are really very professional.
Many greetings to both of you
Hi Pia and Carl.
Yes, then we got off ourselves. Thanks for the info on mast transport, it went like lubricated? We are now at Cassis, with plans to sail to Italy to find a winter harbor. We hope you get good wind and many good experiences. If you would like, please visit our website https://holmlauritzen.wordpress.com/. Best regards Camilla
Have read your report with great pleasure, have even sailed the channel, both in my own boat and with friends since 1975. Have a good trip.
Hi Pia and Carl.
Thank you for your prompt and good response, you have been very helpful.
I have called and talked to Rainer, a very kind man, we await an offer from him, he should just wonder it, because he will also need a diver compressor delivered. He has recommended that we also investigate Baltica marina in Travemünde, where he also collects.
Nice to hear that it is a beautiful trip that awaits us.
Once again thank you very much.
We will follow you on your exciting trip.
Hi Pia and Carl.
Nice to read about your trip.
We are leavin May 2018, with our 2 children.
I can read that you got your mast transported down there, we have also thought that we think the mast takes too much space on the boat.
Who did you get hold of and how did you organise it ?
Enjoy the amazing trip, we are looking forward to our trip.
The best regards from the cold Denmark.
Thank you very much for an exciting story, we also dream a trip through Europe, this year we have been a trip through the Göta Canal. It was absolutely fantastic and will be expecting to take the trip again in 2 years, next year will be spent on arranging the boat that we bought 3 months before departure, so we found out on the trip what we would like to have done about ... .. looking forward to following your continued journey etc. Kaja
Hi and thank you for the awesome stories and films.We are getting ready for the trip, starting in the middle of 2018. However, we have a small (big) problem, 175 in draft does not mean there is a problem in Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium, but in some of the French channels. Do you have any idea of which might be a problem.
Can I find your videos on youtube?
So nice to follow you. Have you been to many of the places in the car yourself? My journey now goes to Sydney, to visit my daughter and son-in-law. I look forward to seeing them again. Going to Blue Mountain on an extended weekend. Hope you still get a good trip. A big greeting from me to you. Watch out for yourselves.
Have read with great interest your blog as we are heading in the opposite direction in an Oceanis 361 that we bought down here in 2015. We are in Gruissan and in one or two weeks, when the weather has gotten a little warmer, we will sail to Port San Louis and start the trip north, so we may see you along the way. You can read about our tour on facebook: S / Y Inuk (writes in English for family and friends abroad). Do you have the mast on board? How are you? Like a few pictures of how you fixed it. Sincerely. Claus and Chui Ping.
Have sent an email to your g-mail account.
We are also in Maastricht (with SARA IV Yellow Bridge No. 211) and visit the 1 boat a week in December.
Kerstin & Morgan Olsson
Hi Pia and Carl - yes, I have said before, but it can not be said too often: Very good trip - both what the cruise is about and the year to spend in the Mediterranean. Interesting to see your pictures - and also the video. There is no doubt that it is an interesting trip too, as you see a lot of people you do not see. I do not have the sail, but in 2001 I had to ride a motorcycle to Lyon and there was probably a bit of the same freedom, although yours is a much better way. Looking forward to following your trip and maybe we'll see you next year. There was a great atmosphere to repeat the arrangements with the "old" schoolmates. If you cut to the Facebook group, then you can see what happened. Remember to get some paella and sangria when you are in Spain !!
Thank you for your greeting.
The master plan is to sail on the European river and canal system for the Mediterranean.
We "stand on" the system at Lübeck, sail through Germany, Holland, Belgium France and reach the Mediterranean Sea at Port St. Louis, located a little west of Marseilles.
The trip can be done on the 1 month, but we expect to spend more because we would like to stay if we find some nice places along the way.
We still do not quite know what we do when we reach the Mediterranean.
The possibilities are many.
Maybe we win on the boat or sail further south to Spain or rent a house in southern Spain and spend the winter there or go home.
Time will show
Hi Pia & Carl. I wish you a wonderful trip. Take care of yourself and write about all the superb experiences you get now on the book. Where are you going?