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Old 23-04-2012, 11:19   #1
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Cruising the Western Med

Hi.
Is there anyone cruising the western med this summer?
We live aboard our 12 ton 36 foot Hillyard built in 1956 and will be in the med for the summer with our 2 boys aged 8 and 7 and thought it would be great to meet up with other cruisers with kids.
Fair winds to you all.
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Old 22-05-2012, 02:14   #2
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Re: cruising the western med

Sadly not - see the broken hearted thread! But where are you going? See our blog for our experiences so far.
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Old 22-05-2012, 03:55   #3
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Re: cruising the western med

Don't have any kids but do have a 'Harvey' which i'm sure they'd love!

I'm currently in Gibraltar and will be heading East up the Spanish cost heading for the Balarics, setting off in the next few days. There's always a beer or glass of wine on board for a fellow CF member.
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Old 22-05-2012, 05:35   #4
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Re: Cruising the Western Med

Well.... I'm on something a little larger without sails, but we're presently in Spain, and moving upto Malaga next week. The weather is favourable at the moment.

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Old 22-05-2012, 13:56   #5
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Re: Cruising the Western Med

we are on the hard in Almerimar at the moment caulking, sanding and painting but hope to be back in the water next Monday.
hope to see you and Harvey if you call in here.
Like wise there's always a beer or wine waiting.
Never had a C.F. member on board yet so it wpild be a first for us.
Any excuse for a party!!!
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Old 30-05-2012, 06:49   #6
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Am now in Almerimar, sent you a PM.
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Old 06-06-2012, 15:48   #7
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We do not have children aboard but we are in the western med and always up for company. Boat is Plankton, ketch rigged Morgan. We are in the Balesrics until the end of June then on to Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily.
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Pleased to report that I have since met up with Dave and his family in Almerimar and since seen them in Mar Manor after spending a night at anchor there, nice people with an interesting boat. Was great to meet another CF member and hope to meet many more this summer while cruising.

Terra, hope to be in the Balerics by this weekend, stopping off at Ibiza first and then hope to be heading the same way as you later on, let me know if you'd like to rendevous, always a warm welcome on board for CF members, the same goes to anyone else.
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Looking forward to meeting up. What is your boat name?
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She's called Rubessa, now due in Ibiza sometime Tue if i'm lucky. At the moment i'm stuck in Alicante waiting for a part from Raymarine.
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We are currently in South Sardinia- and will be working our way over to Sicily in due course. Would be fun to meet any CF members in the area! Terra - sounds like you are on a similar itinerary?

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Re: Cruising the Western Med

hello everybody
We are cruising The East coast of Spain To Southern France and then heading back south to Almeria.
will probably go back via the Balearics. It would be good to hook up with some C.F.
folk along the way.
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We are currently in South Sardinia- and will be working our way over to Sicily in due course. Would be fun to meet any CF members in the area! Terra - sounds like you are on a similar itinerary?

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Must have been hard work, i'm currently stuck in Ibiza with constant Easterly winds, stopping me from heading that way or even over to Mallorca.
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Must have been hard work, i'm currently stuck in Ibiza with constant Easterly winds, stopping me from heading that way or even over to Mallorca.
We caught a nice weather window - two days of south - SE sector winds - that got us from Menorca to Corsica. Was a bit windy, but otherwise it was a wait for several more days. Then, as soon as we got to Corsica, the next day the wind switched to NW, so we had scarper across to the East side (Rodonda bay), which is when we had our 44kt gusts.

After that we went up the E side while the wind was NW, then round the top and down the W side in calms, and then another quick dash to the E when the NW came in again. We passed Bonifacio twice in a blow before we actually got to visit it :-)

If you are in Ibiza (which we found boring) make sure you don't miss the NW coast of Mallorca (but you need calm weather). It is spectacular. North West Mallorca
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I'll bear that in mind, thanks. Safe sailing.
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