Originally Posted by bbowers2004
That is good to hear! I'm assuming fuel is a bit more?
Are there any must stop places in morocoo near by, or should we just come straight to the island?
Not sure, I do not use diesel
, I use wind
. I think it is roughly 1.15 now and it looks expensive related to 0.60 about 4 years ago.
some people like it, others less so. I only know Agadir and it is OK with its Western style marina and a manager that speaks all languages. But otherwise there is nothing there as the town got destroyed by a massive earthquake some time ago and then rebuilt in a typical Spanish Costa del Sol crap holidaish style.
I have heard very good things about Essaouira - like they are supposed to have a proper old way market there and plenty of original architecture, narrow streets, etc.. People say it is well worth a visit.
Investigate locally on arrival as I know some marinas
there are very expensive. Commercial
harbours are not too expensive but they are just that and you must be aware to other users (mostly the fishing
fleet) you are just a boat - so berth accordingly, fender
well and be ready to move and co-op as required.
VAT (IVA) irrelevant (formerly 5&6%, now varied levels upwards of 7%) matter as we are islands and so everything is more expensive to bring in. I find goods basically continental price
level on average. Things balance out.
Try to arrive in a boat that is technically ready for the crossing. You can get or build nearly everything here, but this is mañana country and it is better not to leave any important jobs onboard to be done here - unless you are very easy going and do not care much about time. With the weather
we have here, you cannot blame locals for being somewhat less than optimally efficient or accurate at solving involved technical matters in any predictable time horizon ... ;-) BYO, DIY, enjoy local food and wine and relax.