So we did it!
Aplogies for the delay in report, I won't bore you with the excuses..
It was great fun (of course). The med sure is cool place to rib around. The weather is as per the holiday brochure as is the sea. No tides to talk about but a few 'flat calms to F6' in 5 minutes or less!
Like minded hardboaters of all nationalities
Unlimited deserted bays (or Calas) to visit
Not so good bits:
16 hour drive from Calais to Barcelona
16 hour drive from Barcelona to Calais!
No ramps of any description (apart from the one pictured which had a promenade built over the entrance)
Being treated as a 'commercial vessel' in one harbour and having to complete endless documentation regarding owner details, captains name, gross tonnage, crew list, passenger list, previous port, next port, bonded stores, medical reports etc etc etc
Stuff I worried about but should not have:
Rib security as we kept her in a 24 hour controlled marina with security guards, fuel, water, food and a super ramp.
Stuff I should have worried about
Sunburn when in and out of the water all day.
Anyway, it's a great place to be. Try it someday if you can.
May even go again in 2007.
Doug Jayne Max and Lucy