Re: Doing the Corinth canal
Sailing from Aigina thru the Corinth Canal is easy (as is from west to east). The Canal office is on the southeast end of the canal. Just pull alongside the dockspace (caution: it is a very high dock
and there are no dock
hands), if you are lucky another cruiser or fisherman will assist. Go inside the office with boat papers, passports and about 250 - 300 euro. Last time we went thru they took credit cards. Once entered into system, go back to boat and wait for canal control to call you with transit permission. Enjoy the truly awesome transit. You will be queued up after the commercial
ships and larger yachts. Minimum transit speed is about 5-6 knots. If you have a charter
boat, check with your charter
company agent to see if they can pre-file and pre-pay your transit. Then all you have to do is call the canal control and wait for permission to enter - you don't have to stop.
Life isn't a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, worn out, proclaiming, "Wow, what a ride!"