This is our second and last season in the Med. We left Turkey
early this spring and are making our way west with a plan to arrive in Gibraltar
around the 2nd or 3rd week in September. Sitting here in Valencia, Spain
reminiscing about our travels with a few hundred miles left before we depart; our minds are on places we have been and a few not yet visited but now and then we are thinking about new horizons on the other side of the Atlantic as well. We have had the time of our lives here in the Med and couldnít say enough good things about the places we have visited, the people we have met as well as the food
we have enjoyed. Itís just been a wonderful experience.
Now to my point; is there anyone currently on CF that has "actually sailed" from east to west in the Med???
We are devout sailors and sail whenever we can but have motored often because the winds are just so crappy here. We compared notes with a friend of ours in a Cat that also left Turkey
and they have used more diesel
in 2 months than we did in the last 2 years so we do sail. Yes we have had some nice sails
here but they have not been very common. If you hang out in one place like the Cyclades
then yes you have winds but Iím talking about going somewhere.
I think they should give Lin and Larry Pardey a bloody metal, we know they sailed it because they didnít have an engine. They also didnít have a laptop with 3 different weather reports daily, GPS mapping systems plus all the additional info that is available today that wasnít years ago. No autopilot either. And we think we are sailors,.... as my Grand Son would say..Meh!