Although fairly active on a couple of other forums
, this one hasn't 'showed up' before my eyes until recently.
The 'cruising on a 500 USD per month thread is a true gem in my opinion and I decided to join here just to be able to say that. All cred to 'Goprisko' for starting the thead and for sharing his experience and knowledge freely.
The information he provided on this forum could have made a book, a series of articles or seminars.
Over to us; we are on an open-ended cruise
since a bit more than a year. we took off from Sweden
in late June 2009 and slowly moved south, mainly to escape the nordic
winter. And, that winter turned out to be the coldest in many years.
We spent most of it at anchor
in Algarve Coast in Portugal
, where we experienced hurricane
force winds- for a very short time though- during the 'Xynthia' storm in late February. Xynthia passed north of us and ended the lives of around 60 people in the Vendée region (close to La Rochelle) in France
, so was a BAD one indeed.
We are currently cruising southern Spain
and will turn south during this fall to cross the Atlantic during the winter. A non-fixed itinerary, where we take it a day at a time and enjoy as long as we want to in every place we visit is the leading star for our Voyage.
I hope to be able to contribute once in a while on this forum. Once in a while depending on internet
connections 'out there'
Magnus & Isabelle