Originally Posted by AndreBruijntjes
I'am cruising the med now for the last 3 years with a Wauquiez Centurion 48. Location Golfe de Lyon, .......
The abilities and the dependability of the French wharfs did so far not impress me. They speak hardly any english
and I find them difficult to deal with.
I did most of the refitting myself, an observation that you have to be aware of is that a lot of the boats that I see lying for sale
have not been looked after for a long time.
Prices along the Spanish coast are a bit cheaper than along the English
South coast. Fot example in Barcelona
I pay about €90/ nigth in the Marina, Port Bou about €75 and €50/night for a mooring in Cadaques. French marina's are about the same. Of course the Riviera is more expensive.
well blow me away , The French dont speak english. funnily having crusied the med for years and especially the French Med coast as SWMBO loves France
, I can say that an odd Bonjour here and there works wonders and most French in the marine
business speak english , much better then my french
Your comments reminds me of a Brit Yacht off Menton, a plummy voice ( female ) comes on the radio
and asks in her best posh accent, "Menton harbour" , " this is the British Yacht xxxx, seeking a berth ".. She called repeatedly , in increasing strident English ( a lot of Brits think a foreign language is english spoken loudly ),
We knew the Harbour master has perfect english, buts he's French . Eventually he replied to the Yacht is perfect english ." Madame your are in France
", " and no we are full"
We called him up later in our best school
french, he answered us immediately, said yes he had a berth and switched to English for the details
Its all in the way you do it.