The Kornati National Park Croatia

Lauren's avatar By Lauren
DESTINATION: Mediterranean
22 Jun 15

One week on a yacht in the Kornati National Park could just never be enough. With only one week to go on the Yacht Rally we are moving out of the park and heading back towards the mainland. We are seriously going to miss these beautiful bays, exposed rock formations and remote swimming places - not to mention the fresh fish! The days catch arrives at the restaurants in the evening and appears on our plates in record time.

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The Museum of Innocence

Maggie's avatar By Maggie
DESTINATION: Mediterranean
12 Jun 15

Orhan Pamuk has written a love story “the Museum of Innocence”. Kemal and Fusun’s story is set in the mid 1970’s and 80’s. We have read so much history from other periods but this is a new subject for us. The museum is a history of the time and much of what has been collected also rings true from our childhood.

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Tranquility and Bedlam in the Aegean

DESTINATION: Mediterranean
05 Jun 15

"Get us out of here! We want to go back to the little bays and remote restaurants!” Bodrum, Turkey, is abuzz – discos, markets, shopping, people, cars – altogether too much for the senses! We are so relaxed after a week of sailing through the Greek Islands of Samos, Arki and Patmos. Wandering through the museum at the Hora absorbing the tranquillity of the monastery. To Lipsi, where there were only two other yachts at anchor, and Kalymnos to eat and dance with Poppy at her tavern…then we arrive in Bodrum with thousands of people, the massive modern marina. We want none of it...well perhaps a manicure , a pedicure... a shave?

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Bonifacio is not a country

Lauren's avatar By Lauren
DESTINATION: Mediterranean
09 Oct 14

Bonifacio is not a country, nor is it an Island. Bonifacio is a town, and an amazing one at that. Situated at the southernmost tip of mainland Corsica (an island that belongs to France, just don’t remind the locals), Bonifacio has been described as the jewel in the Corsican crown. This “jewel” is broken up into two parts; La marine and Le Haute Ville.

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Interview with the Queen

Lauren's avatar By Lauren
DESTINATION: Mediterranean
13 Jun 14

The conversation went a little like this: Trevor: Lauren, I have a problem, I won’t be able to inspect the gulets at the Marmaris Yacht Charter Show in Turkey in May because I’ll be in Greece. Me: Don’t worry Trevor, if I have to travel to Turkey next month I will do it...

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Dream a Greek Island Odyssey…

DESTINATION: Mediterranean
12 Jun 14

How do we wrap up the 2014 Greek Island Odyssey? It was an incredible adventure and a dream come true for rally travellers who wanted to sail a yacht in the Greek Islands.

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