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Not yet finished, but while i wait at anchor one day, in Port Miseno, for the winds to lose strength (about 50Km/h)I have time for a post with some pictures.

I have made it from Rome (Fumicino) to the Ionian via Messina strait, Jakinthos, Peloponese, kitira, Crete, Rhodes, Simi, Datça, Bodrum, Izmir region, Hios, Andros, Kea, Aegina, Saronic Gulf, Corinth Channel, Corinth Gulf, Calabria, Messina straite and back to Rome, along the Tyrrenean coast. I staid in more Islands but those are the ones I remember right now.

For having a more complete description and some indications that probably would be useful to a sailor that goes for the first time on those areas you can have a look here:

Interesting Sailboats

and look for posts under the name of Alma's Log. Alma (Soul in Portuguese) is my boat's name. You have 3 posts in September and one in August.

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Great shots, as ever, Paulo.. sounds like a great summer in the Med, just as we had a great one here on the West coast of Canada/BC
 

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Cruise Porn! I am envious!!

Thanks for sharing.
 

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Your second picture shows where the "Monterey" fishing boats on San Francisco Bay must have come from. In 1964 My Dad & I had the boat below in San Francisco's Fisherman's Warf. At that time there were still many of the Montereys working, like this:

https://www.google.com/search?q=pic...0000-c2-The_Wharfs_Fishing_Fleet.aspx;180;131

https://www.google.com/search?q=pic...0000-c2-The_Wharfs_Fishing_Fleet.aspx;180;131

Many were later "modernized" with a larger wheel house.

As always, thanks for the pictures.

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Oh, wow, love especially the first photograph. I am curious, do you do any post processing on them?
Hi, I have posted lots of photos from the past years on a thread that I started, this one:

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gener...res-those-perfect-moments-51.html#post2188993

Other members have been posting there great photos and it is for me a pleasure to see them. I believe it is one of the best and more interesting threads on sailnet.

Regarding my own photos, I have been posting some here but you can find more on my blog, regarding this year, on these posts:

Interesting Sailboats: ALMA'S LOG: THE CORINTH GULF AND ZAKINTHOS ISLAND

Interesting Sailboats: ALMA'S LOG: FROM TURKEY TO THE CORINTH CHANNEL

Interesting Sailboats: ALMA'S LOG: TURKEY

Interesting Sailboats: ALMA'S LOG: SIMI

Interesting Sailboats: ALMA'S LOG - RHODES

Interesting Sailboats: ALMA'S LOGBOOK : CRETE TO RHODES (LINDOS)

Interesting Sailboats: Gonçalo Soares : ALMA'S LOG BOOK - EAST COAST OF CRETE AND AGIOS NIKOLAUS

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Thanks guys!

New post;: The Corinth gulf and the Island of aZakinthos:

More here, lot's of photos:

Interesting Sailboats

some photos:
Thanks again. The first photo reminds me of the clear water we used to fish in on the central coast of British Columbia, although the BC water was probably a whole lot colder.

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Thanks again. The first photo reminds me of the clear water we used to fish in on the central coast of British Columbia, although the BC water was probably a whole lot colder.

Thanks. Paul T
Nice to talk to you Paul. Yes clear water almost everywhere and warm too, even if sometimes the large number of boats (I suspect mainly day trippers) reflects itself on some garbage on the bottom. Well not always bad, sometimes interesting garbage, specially in Crete South coast where cruising boats and day trippers are rare (I made all the Crete South coast and only saw another sailing boat). There you can find on the bottom thousands of year's old artifacts and broken amphora.

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Nice to talk to you Paul. Yes clear water almost everywhere and warm too, even if sometimes the large number of boats (I suspect mainly day trippers) reflects itself on some garbage on the bottom. Well not always bad, sometimes interesting garbage, specially in Crete South coast where cruising boats and day trippers are rare (I made all the Crete South coast and only saw another sailing boat). There you can find on the bottom thousands of year's old artifacts and broken amphora.

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Artifacts? Oh my, when snorkeling in Bora Bora the water looked like your picture, except for lots of panty liners on the bottom. :(

We decided to try another spot where the cruising boats couldn't anchor.

Done any "spirited driving" lately? :D

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Artifacts? Oh my, when snorkeling in Bora Bora the water looked like your picture, except for lots of panty liners on the bottom. :(

We decided to try another spot where the cruising boats couldn't anchor.

Done any "spirited driving" lately? :D

Paul T
As matter of fact yes:D I have some problems that did not allow me to ride motorcycles but in Crete I just saw a nice Transalp (last model) for rent. I always loved that bike that just goes on my preference list some notches behind the Africa twin, and I could not resist: The nice bike and the big mountains all around just had taken my good sense away.

500kms of happiness on beautiful mountain twisting roads and trails largely compensated some discomfort after. The bike is just made for this type of mountain roads and it is a pleasure to drive. The v twin limited power (that you can notice on the highway) is just not apparent on those conditions and a big torque, a good acceleration a nice sound and a very good balance, gives you a very nice ride, comfortable too, even with two.

The landscapes were incredibly. Crete is a strange Island: On the coast, specially to the South it looks barren but on the interior there are huge fertile valleys between big mountains. The old Minoic cities were almost all there.

Some photos: the bike, my wife and a nice spot where I could not resist two glasses of a magnificent local white wine with some olives on the side. My wife took the photo to post on facebook. It seems she find funny me drinking some nice wine at 10AM. Much better than Cocacola I tell you and much better for your health too!!!:D









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As matter of fact yes:D I have some problems that did not allow me to ride motorcycles but in Crete I just saw a nice Transalp (last model) for rent. I always loved that bike that just goes on my preference list some notches behind the Africa twin, and I could not resist: The nice bike and the big mountains all around just had taken my good sense away.

500kms of happiness on beautiful mountain twisting roads and trails largely compensated some discomfort after. The bike is just made for this type of mountain roads and it is a pleasure to drive. The v twin limited power (that you can notice on the highway) is just not apparent on those conditions and a big torque, a good acceleration a nice sound and a very good balance, gives you a very nice ride, comfortable too, even with two.

The landscapes were incredibly. Crete is a strange Island: On the coast, specially to the South it looks barren but on the interior there are huge fertile valleys between big mountains. The old Minoic cities were almost all there.

Some photos: the bike, my wife and a nice spot where I could not resist two glasses of a magnificent local white wine with some olives on the side. My wife took the photo to post on facebook. It seems she find funny me drinking some nice wine at 10AM. Much better than Cocacola I tell you and much better for your health too!!!:D
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Ah, looks like fun, olives & white wine at 10:00AM? Well, when in Crete, do as they do. :D

The third picture looks like the coastal areas of Southern California.

Thanks for the pictures, Paul T
 

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Looks like you're not too happy with your bill there, Paulo!! ;)

Great shots.
No, that's not the bill. I was slightly pissed with my wife that was taking some photos of an enjoyable moment...saying that she was going to post that on facebook...like if I was doing something wrong or strange. Kind of taking the beauty of the moment away. Fact is that she has done just that but contrary to what she expected everybody on facebook was interested on the wine and saw nothing strange in drinking a nice wine at 10am (at least the men). After all we can get thirsty at any time of the day:D.

In Portugal to drink some wine or "bagaço" (kind of moonshine) early in the morning is an old tradition and I like old traditions, normally they have a lot to go for. It even has a name, it is called "mata bicho" or translated, killing the bugs:D
 
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