forecasting, we use Windfinder but get very different information from the forecast
v the superforecast if available. the wind roses are informative.
We travelled from Barcelona
to Corfu over 3 years, 10 weeks at a time. I absolutely agree about the 86% motoring, wind in your face and often too strong, until we got to the Ionian
. The wind is somewhat predictable from NW up to 25knots from 1pm to 8pm-- sometimes. Yes it can be flat as a tack and yes cyclonic storms can rush through. The big thing for us now is that we might only go 10 miles in a day, we can sit around and wait for the wind to favour us and we are no longer driven by making passage
. Very few marinas, lots of little towns with tavernas right on the quay. Very few port police out of the big towns, plenty of beautiful anchorages, lots to do inland albeit small scale. plenty of history
, plenty of greenery on the hillsides BUT plenty of other boats. The formal marina fees
are around 40-50 euros but mostly its 5 euros for electricity and or water and 7 euros for port fees
if you are told to pay them. Not many places have power and water. some beachside restaurants will give you access on the understanding that you eat there. Food
prices are very reasonable even in out of the way places. Been sailing there for 2 years (14 weeks and haven't been to nowhere near half the ports
. Overwintering with haulout and on excellent stands 1400 euros. antifouling pre and 2 coats, 270 euros.