Originally Posted by gstent
Hi we are taking delivery
of a Lagoon
450 in a couple of weeks in Marseille and want to cruise
down to Cartegena to leave the boat over winter. Can you recommend a passage
plan based more around anchorages than marina's? We will be very conservative as we will be getting to know the boat - thanks for any suggestions.
Not that many sadly, we did that route
from Marsaille as far as Denia and then crossed to Ibiza.
Your options in the Gulf of Lyon to anchor
are zero, there are harbours all the way round if you do not have the weather
to cross straight over.
As you leave Marsaille you have Les Iles which is worth a visit and you can anchor there.
Then you are looking at Cadaques in Spain
just south of Perpignon. That is a must see as it is one of the few remaining Spanish sea towns that is fairly authentic. The whole are is protected and thus has not got the hundreds of horrible concrete hotels that scare this coast line.
and Valencia - Valencia is a nice city.
If you are feeling brave then drop down to Menora, Mallorca and Ibiza wwhere you will find lots of anchorages. Espalmador was a particular favorite for us as was Andrax.
Then Denia and Javea are worth a look in, at which point someone else will have to help as we have not been further south