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Old 15-05-2013, 02:29   #16
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Re: Cruising From Barcelona To Croatia

yes Barra, that was us at Canet en Rousillon. Since we left we have been in Port D'agde, Camargue, Port gaurdian and today in port miou. Probably off to Ile d'Hyres in a day or 2, would be good to catch up for a beer along the way. Not many people out and about crusing yet, there just 3 mooring buoys occupied in port Miou.
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Good stuff

Will keep an eye out for you when we get going. If you decide to stop in Toulon after that we recommend St Mandrier sur mer as a port of call - like a little village, cheap but just a ferry to the big smoke. you can lay up there till the weather turns good for corsica crossing which looks like could be a little ways off for now

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Old 19-05-2013, 09:33   #18
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Re: Cruising From Barcelona To Croatia

Barra, great value marina at Veux Port la Ciotat, really nice town as well. Great place to stop for a day or 2 while waiting for weather. Probably off to Porquerolles tomorrow.
Seems theres some mooring buoys available there? Does anyone have any info on the Porquerolles? We Met up with Katiusha today enjoying the Cote d'Azur sunshine and street market..
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Hi Monti

Yep there are some buoys there and last year some local boats were anchored there too - just play it by ear - looks like you may have the weather to anchor in the more exposed coves if that appeals. We anchored in the lee of the headland just before the islands as we had 25 to 30 knots NE when we were there.

We set off yesterday morning eyeing a fast spinnaker passage to corsica direct but had to turn back with rudder probs an hour out so still stuck in hotel california of the med (canet en roussillon)...
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Re: Cruising From Barcelona To Croatia

Hi Monte,
Try this website: Anchoring in the Mediterranean French Riviera - Mouillages en Mediteranee Riviera Anchoring in the Mediterranean French Riviera - Mouillages en Mediteranee Riviera
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Old 11-06-2013, 13:55   #21
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Thanks Vessna, I missed that link earlier. We are currently in Elba, nice place and finally some sunshine. Had a swim today and the water is warm too! + no crowds!
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Hi Monte, we did a similar trip in 2005. Palma to Croatia via Corsica, Northern Sardinia, Italian islands, Sicily, and Malta. Had a fabulous summer. History and culture in spades, but weather was an issue. Days of light winds punctuated by strong Mistrales and each time we dived into a marina in Italy it was Ä100 a night, even then. Bonifacio remains a fond memory as do Bastia and Elba, and Syracusa is a must. The smaller Italian islands were beautiful but crowded. If you have any breakages then Malta is a good call as it's difficult to get parts and skills in Croatia, or at least it was then. Enjoy.
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Thanks mate, just hopping around Elba, its too nice to leave but Id like to head to the islands around Bonifacio, Problem is the wetaher forecast for there is strong Easterlies in a few days, followed by strong Westerlies (from a Mistral) Just debating whether to go for it or stay here and wait for better weather in a week. Elba has a few great all weather anchorages. I guess the islands would have a lot of protection in the lee of the wind. Why is Syracusa a must?
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Syracusa - safe harbour in a beautiful old city. Fine restaurants. Short walk to the train station to see the rest of Sicily.
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Never done N. Sicily but saw some beautiful spots along the Sth coast.. the Eastern 2/3rds...
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Sardinia is amazing. The area around La Maddelena is wonderful.

Does anybody have any info on the Italian Adriatic coast? I've just started the house buying process and thinking of mooring my Baltic there. Seems a bit dull, sailing-wise, to be frank. Perhaps mooring on the west coast will be worth the extra journey time (3 hours from the house, Adriatic is 1.5 hours).


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Hi Monte, i'd turn right and haul out in the Greek Islands it's mucho cheaper here and i can leave the Croatian charts here in Corfu for you.........

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Re: Cruising From Barcelona To Croatia

Thanks Frank, we should be in Croatia in about a month, will hang around as long as we can (when does the weather turn bad around Split?) Hopefully we can sail the area till late October then find somewhere to haul out. heading up to Greece may be an option if it saves a bucketload, but I would hope for around 20 euro/day on the hard in Croatia somewhere? I have charts for the area but thanks for the offer. Next year we will likely head toward the Greek islands as early as possible as well. Hows the weather there now? We have been anchoring around Elba the last week, 27 every day, not much wind, nice anchorages and beautiful water for swimming. Heading toward Giglio, Rome, Pontines, Capri, Aeoleans next..
Will probably buy a car in Croatia to travel to North of France and back again in 2014.
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Does anybody have any info on the Italian Adriatic coast? I've just started the house buying process and thinking of mooring my Baltic there. Seems a bit dull, sailing-wise, to be frank. Perhaps mooring on the west coast will be worth the extra journey time (3 hours from the house, Adriatic is 1.5 hours).
Italian Adriatic has very little to offer, except the escape to Dalmatia on the other side of the Adriatic,which is what most Italian boats based on the coast do each summer. Its a "coast of passage" rather than a crusing ground
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Italian Adriatic has very little to offer, except the escape to Dalmatia on the other side of the Adriatic,which is what most Italian boats based on the coast do each summer. Its a "coast of passage" rather than a crusing ground. See East Italy | JimB Sail
That's what I figured. Thanks for the feedback!


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