On such a river trip through Europe - where / what did you do with the mast?
I could read of 3 week men rigging it off - but in some subsequent pictures I expected it to lie on some bucks across the boat. It did not.
What were your considerations in relation to the mast, and what did you do with it?
Thanks for many lovely videos.
sailing greeting - Aksel
Dear Carl and Pia,
Thanks for the story. I sat in excitement to the last, whether this time you should be so lucky that Heron was in order and ready for the autumn sailing. Reassured, I wish you good wind and trip to Athens.
Thanks for the nice report. We bought a Columbie 451 ds on Samos. Starts on a trip to Gibraltar d 1 July with a circumnavigation of the earth in mind. Have you declared and declared in each EULand or do you know how it goes?
We wish you both good luck in 2021 and look forward to good news again.
Dbh Birger and the guy
Then I finally got to update myself completely on your fine story (s) - well you are in
good luck - and wild what you experience 🙂
Here in Farum, we are still in luxury prison ...
Allan & Markela
Hi thanks for the report, but it is not clear where the boat was on land.
We are just on our way to Aktio Preveza to look at our boat, just a short trip.
Hi Carl and Pia,
I also have an Oceanis 36cc and am located in Spain. I'm on Instagram with some pictures from my trip.
Let's have coffee if / when we're once in the same area.
Thank you for bringing us others into your dreams ... we dream and enjoy your stories.
We are ready to go on our own in 2022, and are well underway with the improvements (and savings) Do you want to share a little about the financials of sailing around the Mediterranean ... what does it typically cost to stay in a port in Italy and Greece? Do you think it is difficult to be wise at what a port space costs, find prices from 20-100 Euro on the net ... Maybe there is just this variation in prices ..?
Hope you soon have the opportunity to continue the dream. Looking forward to new stories
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?