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Greek Isles, first 2 weeks in June, 2011: Companion?
Well, I've posted this elsewhere, but this thread seems to have a fair number of subscribers. If not for you, then maybe you know someone who knows someone . . .
First on my Life List, aka bucket list but I find that too negative, bucket is a long way off: Sailing the Greek Isles.
I've lined up a great boat+skipper, first two weeks in June, my companion had to drop out. 40' sloop, 3cabins/2WC. Share all costs. Me: Male, 68, 6'0", trim, active, excellent cook. Sailed a bit (started on a wood-hulled Hinckley yawl from the 1940's, all manual). Not interested in forming a larger group.
Intent is to wander with guidance, swim/snorkel, find isles to hike/walk antiquities or just experience new places and people. And, of course, good food and fun in tavernas, definitely off the beaten track, avoiding places densely populated by tourists (like us?).
(Wandering with guidance: Actually, being a systems analyst, I'd already researched possible boat sources, skippers, pretty thoroughly, will do so re destinations, in concert with companion and skipper, of course. Just want to remain open to improvisation; if we find an island where we want to spend several days, so be it, for example.)
For the hesitant: Can supply reference to female friend that was to accompany me, will confirm I'm honest, trustworthy, loyal, and prepared, passed test for knot tying badge.