For those interested. Some ramble on what we did.
We ended up overwintering in Limassol Marina, Cyprus
. November thru to end March.
Quite reasonable, (not the cheapest, but decent). Averaged out to bit over $1.3k Euro/mo + power/water. (we didn't book in advance for best discount rate, should of)
50mb/s Fibre Internet
direct to the boat for 35 Euro a month has been GREAT.
Marina itself is brand new, and really good. Service
here is superb, shops close, lots of places to eat out, etc etc. The staff keep the place spotless, including the water
Great Cattery on the Island also, which was actually one of the key reasons we came here, as the cats needed someplace to live whilst we were away. They were well looked after, inc pickup and delivery
back to the boat.
Very few to no liveaboards here over the winter, so very quite / no community there. We were away a lot, so didn't matter.
is a bit ho/hum, but Amazon delivers, Marina accepts deliveries (no addnl price) and prices from Amazon UK were very reasonable (direct flights London to Larnaca).
Had some minor service
done, inc Yanmar
annual service on the two engines. On par for that cost.
guys here (external company) are great and fixed several problems were have been having with compass
and wind. Really knew their stuff and rather than 'all too hard', They figured out a way and got couple things fixed which were no longer made. Cost reasonable.
Getting underway for the season on Monday (if the predicted weather
holds) for passage
to Rhodes then Westwards !.
Ping me if would like more details.