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Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 19-07-2015, 11:00
Replies: 8
Views: 6,590
Posted By jim_thomsen
Re: Navagio Beach, Shipwreck Bay, Zakynthos, Greece

Thank you again Palarran,

We followed your advice and sailed over to Shipwreck Bay, arriving before 8 am and had a hour with no one else on the beach except a couple of kayakers who had camped...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 07-07-2015, 03:19
Replies: 8
Views: 6,590
Posted By jim_thomsen
Re: Navagio Beach, Shipwreck Bay, Zakynthos, Greece

Thank you Palarran!

That sounds like a perfect plan.


Jim Thomsen
www.tenayatravels.com
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 06-07-2015, 08:52
Replies: 8
Views: 6,590
Posted By jim_thomsen
Re: Navagio Beach, Shipwreck Bay, Zakynthos, Greece

Fun crowds!

That is why we want to anchor there overnight, if that's reasonable.
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 06-07-2015, 07:32
Replies: 204
Views: 21,230
Posted By jim_thomsen
Re: Greece votes "NO" - impact on cruisers

Today I was still able to get my maximum amount from an ATM in Poros.

I talked with a couple of local people and while they are worried they both said that things have been really hard the past...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 05-07-2015, 10:41
Replies: 8
Views: 6,590
Posted By jim_thomsen
Navagio Beach, Shipwreck Bay, Zakynthos, Greece

Hi,

We will be coming to the Ionian from the Corinth Canal soon and one of the stops I would like to make is at Shipwreck Bay on Zakynthos before continuing north.

Has anyone anchored there? I...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 05-07-2015, 10:29
Replies: 20
Views: 3,702
Posted By jim_thomsen
Re: Netherlands to Gibraltar

Hi Morgano,

My wife and I sailed from the Netherlands to southern Spain in 2007. Here is our route and the stops we made along the way: Home Page...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 22-06-2015, 11:22
Replies: 601
Views: 63,756
Posted By jim_thomsen
Re: Greek Tax! - MERGED 4 THREADS

Also confirming Greece costs: Arrived today from Turkey, June 22, 2015. 12.4 meter sailboat. Cruising Log was 30 Euro and Port Police fee was 15 Euro. Good for 6 months.
Forum: Classifieds Archive 05-02-2015, 16:21
Replies: 0
Views: 807
Posted By jim_thomsen
Sealife DC 1200 underwater camers

Sealife DC 1200 underwater camera.

Used 6 times, but the last time I did not close the door completely, so I have replaced the camera and battery and they have never been used.

$400
...
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 12-01-2015, 20:48
Replies: 6
Views: 2,872
Posted By jim_thomsen
Re: South Pacific Charts, Garmin???

I used Navionics from Panama across to Fiji and New Zealand and found them to be very accurate almost everywhere. I also have an iPad as a backup and since it's so cheap i also have CMap charts on...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 12-01-2015, 20:43
Replies: 58
Views: 28,123
Posted By jim_thomsen
Re: Best iPad/iPhone Anchor Alarm?

I have been using iNavx for the past few years. I leave the ipad on and plugged in overnight.
What I like about it is if the alarm goes off I have a chart with my position immediately available. ...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 12-01-2015, 20:35
Replies: 3
Views: 1,368
Posted By jim_thomsen
Visiting Venice

I have always thought that sailing into Venice would be really great. So, that's on my list for this summer.

I know the marinas are crowded and that there is no anchoring allowed. Any idea how...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 27-12-2014, 11:56
Replies: 16
Views: 3,083
Posted By jim_thomsen
Re: Selling a non-VAT paid boat in the EU

Thank you Kenomac and Dhillen!

Great website Dhillen....really makes us want to cruise Alaska!!
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 26-12-2014, 18:54
Replies: 16
Views: 3,083
Posted By jim_thomsen
Selling a non-VAT paid boat in the EU

Is it possible to list for sale a non-VAT paid, USA flagged boat in the EU? I understand that there are yacht brokers in the UK who can operate as "Bonded warehouse" and have a boat for sale VAT...
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 31-08-2014, 00:21
Replies: 28
Views: 4,730
Posted By jim_thomsen
Re: Tanna, Vanuatu NW Coast

For up to date information about customs rules and current procedures check out:

www.facebook.com/cruising.vanuatu
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 24-08-2014, 08:23
Replies: 28
Views: 4,730
Posted By jim_thomsen
Re: Tanna, Vanuatu NW Coast

My understanding is that they will allow you to make a stop or two before checking in if you notify them in advance.

This came from the "Cruising Vanuatu" Facebook page.


Jim Thomsen...
Forum: Destinations 19-08-2014, 04:53
Replies: 21
Views: 3,832
Posted By jim_thomsen
Re: Oz or Nz as a 'layover destination'

We spent 2 seasons in NZ and one in OZ. Both great choices.
I am not sure how much you want to sail, but we sailed around New Zealand from January to early April. It's an incredible trip that few...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 27-06-2014, 01:15
Replies: 92
Views: 13,831
Posted By jim_thomsen
Re: Turkey most expensive in Europe

We are staying in a marina near Istanbul, West Istanbul Marina and it is a little less than 30 euros a day. 6 month winter storage is 2000 euro.


Jim Thomsen
www.tenayatravels.com
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 24-06-2014, 12:40
Replies: 4
Views: 1,101
Posted By jim_thomsen
Re: The Black Sea

Thanks!

Sounds like going along the north turkey coast to Georgia would make a good 2 month trip.

I just got the Black Sea guide and The Turkey cruising guide. I'm getting excited!


Sent...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 19-06-2014, 04:26
Replies: 4
Views: 1,101
Posted By jim_thomsen
The Black Sea

We are thinking about spending a couple of months in the Black Sea this summer. Any recommendations or suggestions?

We are currently in Istanbul.
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 18-05-2014, 20:01
Replies: 43
Views: 9,531
Posted By jim_thomsen
Re: Berthing in Singapore. Experiences and opinions.

We stayed in One15 a couple of months ago and thought it was really nice. The local restaurants were good and about normal price for a resort area. The marina people we met were all very nice and...
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 18-05-2014, 06:31
Replies: 4
Views: 2,215
Posted By jim_thomsen
Re: Anchorages in Chesterfield Reef and North of New Cal

Hi,

Here is the entry and exit waypoints for Chesterfield Reefs. Chesterfield Reefs (https://www.tenayatravels.com/Latest%20Update%202012%20Tenaya%2010%20October%205.html)

I guess we didn't...
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 18-05-2014, 00:05
Replies: 28
Views: 4,730
Posted By jim_thomsen
Tanna, Vanuatu NW coast

Thanks Ann,

The owner is not a sailor so, like you, I don't trust that information. I will check my original information about the location, maybe I got it wrong.

Maybe someone will stop there...
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 17-05-2014, 23:58
Replies: 9
Views: 3,849
Posted By jim_thomsen
Re: Cruising the Louisiades

We cruised there in 2013, using some great information from Totem. We cleared in at Kavieng, after being in PNG more than a month and had no problems.

You are lucky to be going there! If you need...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 17-05-2014, 23:50
Replies: 0
Views: 835
Posted By jim_thomsen
Istanbul marina

We are planning to spend some time in Istanbul beginning June/July. Noon site lists 5 marinas. Any recommendations?
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 15-04-2014, 06:29
Replies: 28
Views: 4,730
Posted By jim_thomsen
Tanna, Vanuatu NW Coast

Hello,

We have spent quite a bit of time on Tanna and have been helping local people promote their "bungalows and home stays".

A new place, Blue Ocean as just opened and the owner says that...
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