My very smart Brother-in Law Dan says that “cruisers don’t have plans, they just have suggested itineraries.” I must agree, as little this year has gone according to “plan”.
Admittedly, we dragged our feet a bit in Greece. It was too nice to rush away from. And then there was the side trip to Albania. That was never part of the “plan”…
Now we find ourselves in a bit of a rush to get ourselves to Barcelona by the 15th of September.
We are making very few stops along the way and passing some great places.
We skipped the Aeolian Islands entirely, and are currently in Trapani, Sicily. Basically, a fuel and grocery stop with some laundry thrown in. (loved the pasta!!)
Now we are off for Sardinia, where we are lucky enough to find that we have friends from Germany (old Commerce One connections) very near our route, so we’ll stop for a couple of days to say hello.
The next stop will hopefully be by the 7th or 8th in the Balearic Islands either Mahon, Menorca or Palma, Majorca where with luck we will meet up with our friends Judy and Torben Bentsen who happen to be from our yacht club in California!!
Then Barcelona with Torben and Judy by the 15th, with Suzanne Rischman perhaps arriving on the 17th, Mark and Diana Rosenberg visiting for 1/2 day on the 18th (that should be a night!), and then the biggest event of the Summer in Barcelona….
The La Merce Festival!!