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Old 14 November 2002, 15:53   #1
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So...... who will be brave enough to venture it to Greece this summer???

Well people I have posted a very long thread about venture it to greece this summer.
So far no firm replies.
If any one is interested (I will be going any way as usual) please drop me a line.
I am not pusing this idea because I understand that for some it may be expessive (although is not that bad if there are 4 sharing), some may be affraid, etc etc and also is a very looong trip to get there and back.
It will be fun though.
THIS WILL BE A REAL ADVENTURE
In any case it will be nice to know if any one is in for it.
Please let me know.

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Old 15 November 2002, 03:35   #2
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Hello Manos

Just a firm reply to your posting, I definitely would not be able to make the Greek cruise. Good luck anyway, hope to see you over here next year.
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Old 15 November 2002, 04:23   #3
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Hi Cahrles

Thanks for the reply.
Honestly I don't think that any one will do it but I'm just checking to see if I'm wrong.
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Old 15 November 2002, 07:26   #4
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Manos, I really do not think people are not interested, there is nothing I would enjoy more....!
The fact is, it is VERY expensive, one would have to take 2 weeks, if not more, holidays to make it worthwhile. My rib would be a head-ache (due to its size) to trailer all the way over there. Lastly, we really do have superb places to cruise around these parts, largely undiscovered as well.
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Old 15 November 2002, 07:43   #5
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Agree Charles

I agree with you Charles. Towing a RIB (I have been towing a 6 mtr RIB for the last 4 years and a 7 mtr last year) is not difficult provided you are not rushing it.
For a 2 week min stay in Greece you need to get 3 weeks hol. It will take you 3 + 3 days for the return trip.
Prices are rellevant. For four people sharing it I don't think is that expenssive. I think is cheaper than going on a package hol.
Doing it like this one sees more of Greece and places that a back packer (this is how we call the package swarms of toursits) does not see.
Any way. I'll be there. so who ever wants to come is VERY WELLCOME!!!
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Manos,

Your enthusiasm is a pleasure to read, and highly infectious!

Unfortunately I won't be able to commit to RIBing to Greece next summer.... - but I've mentally ticked Greece as a "must-do" for one day (soon, I hope). Lack of a RIB is one factor at the moment (although it looks good for SIBs out there!) - a boating holiday around Greece looks as though it's one of life's ultimate pleasures - one lesson we can learn from the yotties!

I guess that I'm in a similar position to many others on this forum - family pressures, limited leave, and the time=money factor. Summer 2002 was great for me as I went on two Channel Island 3-day cruises which gave me maximum "bang for my buck" (nicked that phrase from Geoff Campbell ) so I could get back to work almost before I was noticed (yeah, ok, "not difficult" I hear the hecklers shouting!). Anyway, good luck with organising a cruise - local knowledge is sooooo valuable.

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Manos,

Should I consider myself as "brave" ? I'll venture a sail to Greece next summer. . With a 45 footer sailing yacht I hope......
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Understand

As I said before. I fully appreciate the situation.
May be some day .......................
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