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Hello to everyone and a Happy New Year. I have just joined this community-Sailnet and so I am here to introduce myself. My wife and I are liveaboard sailors and have sailed from the UK to Greece. At present we are staying in a Marina on Lefkas Island for the winter. Will communicate more later.

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Hi, congratulations on doing what I dream off when I finally retire. How did you find the experience.
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Hi Brian, well it was great doing what we had always dreamed of. The life is slow and easy and we get to meet such nice people. I think that most "Liveaboards" are different to those who live on land. We seem to have an in bred community spirit to help each other. There is a lot going on here, all organised by fellow yachties. This Wed is a curry night. We all bring a curry to share. Last week it was a film night and the week before a quiz night.

We have a marinised TV/dvd player on board so we can watch dvd when we want. There is a very active book swap as well so we are never bored.

At present it is lovely and sunny so the washing is out on the lines on deck.

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Hi,

The med would be wonderful to explore with a sailboat...I'm sure one could spend years and years among it;s coasts and islands and not see half the fascinating and historical places there are to see there.As a boy I was fortunate to have visted Alexandria,Egypt and I hope to go back to that fair city some day...and also to visit Greece and Italy and Turkey and Cyprus and Tunisia and alot of places in between...Have fun and keep up the reports!!!
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Hi Brian, well it was great doing what we had always dreamed of. The life is slow and easy and we get to meet such nice people. I think that most "Liveaboards" are different to those who live on land. We seem to have an in bred community spirit to help each other. There is a lot going on here, all organised by fellow yachties. This Wed is a curry night. We all bring a curry to share. Last week it was a film night and the week before a quiz night.

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Hi Peter,

It seams great.
One of the bad things regarding cruising in the med are marina prices. What are Lefkas prices? What is the size of your boat and how much do you pay? Do you have an annual contract or just for the winter, excluding high season?

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Hi Peter,

It seams great.
One of the bad things regarding cruising in the med are marina prices. What are Lefkas prices? What is the size of your boat and how much do you pay? Do you have an annual contract or just for the winter, excluding high season?

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Hi Paulo, as we are a catamaran we usually have to up to 50% more for berthing fees. However here in Lefkas we are paying the same rate as mono-hulls. This was the special discount for the winter period. We are 11meter by 4.8 meter and a draft of 0.80 meter but with all the live aboard stuff our draft is a little bit more now. We do not have a contract. Most of the time we are at anchor. We are quite independant= water maker, generator, solar-panel,wind turbine,inverter,marineised tv/dvd combo etc.
I will keep info coming for any one who needs it

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