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Thursday, August 09, 2018

PLANS FOR 2018 CRUISING


NOTE: ENVOY IS STILL FOR SALE – SEE DETAILS IN BLOG POST BELOW THIS ONE.

We are finally set to leave Auckland and return to Greece in about 10 days time to resume cruising.
The Ionian weather is generally fairly good to the end of October, so we'll be able to enjoy two months cruising before going back into Lefkas Marina for the winter.
After launching we'll spend a few days in the Lefkas area while we confirm everything aboard Envoy is working correctly and then head north to Corfu. Our watermaker's main pump has been reconditioned in Athens during our absence and Angelos will install it in Corfu's Gouvia Marina. Needless to say this will also be a good chance for Di to check out some of her favorite shopping haunts.
From there we'll head around Corfu's NW coast to check out a small island we've not visited previously – Nisos Mathraki and its village of Plakes. From here it's only about 7 miles NW to the island of Nisis Othoni where we've anchored previously, but not been ashore to visit the village of Ammos.
After that we'll cruise over to Italy's NE coast and explore the Gulf of Taranto where there are several interesting places to check out. We'll probably get a rental car here and explore a bit further afield too.
This plan is about all that time will allow this year, but we're looking forward to being on and in the water, having some sunshine, enjoying Envoy and exploring some new places. This time of year is when tuna are caught too, so we'll be trolling our lines.
Our great friend Chris, aka McGyver, will join us early September and we've got a few projects lined up to test his skills and keep him occupied.
Shortly I'll do a further post talking technical.


3 comments:

Amy said...

Enjoy every minute! xx

Mark said...

Great to hear you are heading back to the boat and good lluck with the sale. I found your blog after seeing your for sale ad in Boating NZ and have since read your blog from beginning to end. A great document of your travels and experiences. I’d be really interested to learn what kind of boat you go for once you return back to NZ boating.

Cheers,

Mark

Chris said...

Looking forward to catching up in a few days for yet another fun and laughter adventure, and the "to do" list! See you soon. MacGyver