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Old 27-07-2012, 12:20   #16
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Re: Balearic islands dont want cruisers

I've read some of your posts and have concluded that (in a sailor's parlance) you really know your s**t. I'll take a look at Balearics Sept 2012. Thanks. BTW, just had a dose of red rain this afternoon. I can see why most of the sailboats in the marina are white Beneteau's with no brightwork; not flag blue Hinckley's with a lot of brightwork!

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Old 27-07-2012, 20:37   #17
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Re: Balearic islands dont want cruisers

Originally Posted by micah719 View Post
Yes, I suspect that would be difficult. In the sense of having to sail a long way. Now there's an idea for a thread....the most out of the way places where the fewest people of any kind go. Kergeulen springs to mind. Say, are there any islands still not claimed by any country?

tristan de cunha, anyone?

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Old 29-07-2012, 04:38   #18
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Just left Balearics a few weeks in Gibraltar. So glad to see all of Spain in rear view window!! It is at the bottom of our list in the Med...and the Med is at the bottom of our list of cruising in the world! It's only just better than no cruising at all.
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Old 12-08-2012, 17:38   #19
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Re: Balearic islands dont want cruisers

Cant go as far as you Lexxy but having just done 2 months in Spain and France we often felt unwelcome in a good part of Spain (including beleriacs). Dont get me wrong the people are great and very warm and friendly in the main but the polcies of the local and even national governments is very much as stated - anti cruising boats.

Many anchorages are buoyed too close together for cruisers to use (intentionally) and restricted with regular incidents of being asked to move on while only slightly smaller stink boats on day trips with open wallets are welcomed with open arms! Of course we got warm welcomes in marinas too but at 100 euro a night in the shoulder season so we should!

Disspointing and much preferred France!

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