Originally Posted by Ayrsaltcellar
I head to Parga on the 1st July for a month towing a 5.5 Zodiac. We are heading to the Ancona ferry to Igumenitsa. We have been visiting this spot for 20 years and I have always wanted to explore this stunning coastline from the sea.
Yes we are worried about the Euro, Yes I am worried about the trailer bearings but 30 ribtastic days in a row and Paxos 30 minutes away makes it a look like a good bet!
Shows the unexpected life expactancy of any thread on Ribnet !
I too am off to Greece - leaving this Thursday 14th with a 6m Cobra to Ancona for the same ferry trip to Igoumenitsa. We then take the 'local' ferry to Paxos where we stay for just under 3 weeks before trecking home. Carrying, 3 dive cylinders, 3 sets dive kit, 1 portable dive compressor, spare hub/bearings complete ('sealed for life' haha), a few spares and tools >>>> and Mrs B and her clothes/shoes !!!
Thank the lord for a Volvo and a large roofbox
Always fit new brakes, bearings and tyres just before the trip to reduce the potential for nightmare breakdowns across europe
Like you Ayrsaltcellar I have been going to the same area (Paxos) for 21 years and then, 5 years ago, decided to take the RIB as a 'one off' > never used a plane/Corfu airport since and have done so every year since
. Apart from crusing and diving around Paxos and Anti Paxos we also have the odd jaunt across to Parga, Sivota and last year Ammoudia to see how far up the river Stix we could get.
We leave for home on 6th July so who knows - our paths may cross. Let me know if you have MMSI no and post a piccy of your boat in case we spot you.
Fuel and ferry costs are scarey - but well worth it IMHO >> though Oban was beautiful for the Jubilee weekend, if a little fresh!
The upside is the euro at 1.24 is much better than the 1.08 we were getting last year
Enjoy your trip