Originally Posted by GJSWilkinson
We are nearing the end of our second season in The Med on a 44ft catamaran
. Me, my wife Sally, two of our kids
, Summer 8 (who the boat is named after) and William 10. We have also had Canadian Al Reid along as able crew member
for a good portion of the ride. We started in Corfu, sailed south through the Ionian
Islands, round the Peloponnesos, across Crete and Southern Turkey and wintered the boat in Kos. Greece.
This year we have pin balled our way north between. Greece and Turkey and are now in Istanbul
. 5 weeks to go and looking for a winter port in Greece again without heading too far south. Any suggestions? Our blog is The Summer Amy
Nice to meet you all. Greg
Howdy and Welcome Aboard CF Greg and Family!
That sure sounds like a wonderful experience and place to cruise
. I wish I could do the same!
I have not cruised there before, but several members of this forum have. Some live aboard their boats year round in the med.
Since you are new to this forum, let me mention a few things you might miss but that could help you more enjoy your time here:
Take a look at the Cruising WIKI
that is found via the tab up on the top menu bar of the forum. It has a LOT of information in it you might find fun, interesting, or helpful.
There are also some "social groups" within the forum that are more focused on special interests.
Here are a couple you might find interesting:
Cruisers & Sailing Forums - All Groups
Taking kids on a cruise
would be GREAT. I bet it is a GRAND adventure for all of you and the stuff of many wonderful memories.
A Few of my Favorite Tips for New Members to this Forum Who Have Kids:
Mermaids Group (206 members)
It is for women sailors and boat owners. It has 206 members. Cruisers & Sailing Forums - ~~Mermaids Group~~
Cruising with Kids Group (58 members)
Cruisers & Sailing Forums - Cruising with Kids
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