We are looking for advice on routes and ports
sailing into the Med from Portugal's Algarve (Portimao) this summer, during July and August.
We are a British family
of eight (kids aged B15,G13,G11,G10,B10,G9),sailing on Octopus, our Lagoon 420 catamaran
We completed an Atlantic circuit eighteen months ago, but are looking for a less adventurous itinerary for the summer. We are constrained by (Scottish) school
holidays, so plan to leave Portimao on 1 July and finish our trip on 17 August.
It is essential that at the end of the trip we leave Octopus at a reasonably priced marina (bearing in mind she is a catamaran) with good connections and cheap
flights to Britain (preferably Scotland).
So we are looking for good, family-friendly cat-friendly anchorages
on the way East. Generally we prefer anchoring
, but as I need to fly to London for work periodically we will spend at least 12 days in port enroute.
I was thinking we might leave Octopus on the West coast
and fly back from Pisa, but we know nothing about the Western Med, so would welcome any advice.
If any other family
are considering cruising in this area at the same time we would love to cruise
Chris, Beth and Clan
Octopus, Lagoon 420
Marina de Portimao