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In this episode I discuss sailing in the Ionian islands. The Ionian islands are the islands off the west coast of Greece. It is a very popular chartering area because of the predictable weather patterns, relatively flat seas, and diversity of anchorages and villages to visit.

While this used to be one of my favorite places to sail in Greece the massive expansion of the charter fleets in this area have detracted significantly from its appeal. While this is a great place to take a new sailor or a family for a relatively safe chartering vacation you will have to put up with crowded anchorages, overpriced restaurants, and some lack of charm due to this massive tourist development.

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Recorded while on the boat summer 2014.

If you want a copy the book by Elias Kulukundis called Feasts of Memory. Let me know how you can pay for postage. I have several copies that I am willing to give that to my listeners but I don’t want to pay for postage.

If you have comments or thoughts or questions e-mail me at Franz at medsailor dot com

Thanks for listening.

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This recording was made while waiting in the airport to leave on the trip for the summer 2014

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Baby Moose or Elk

This is a photo I took on a walk on July 26 2014 about 5 miles away from my summer home on the National Forest. I am not sure if it is a calf Moose or Elk. Since it appeared to be asleep standing in water I suspect a Moose. But if you know for sure let me know.

This is the first of several ramblings about the summer of 2014. And a response to a listner email.

 

If you want a copy the book by Elias Kulukundis called Feasts of Memory. Let me know how you can pay for postage. I have several copies that I am willing to give that to my listeners but I don’t want to pay for postage.

If you have comments or thoughts or questions e-mail me at Franz at medsailor dot com

Thanks for listening.

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 27 Spike Hampson Pt. 2

This is the second of 2 podcasts of my interview with Spike Hampson talking about his journey in a small boat enroute from Wyoming to Buenos Aries Argentina.

If you want a copy the book by Elias Kulukundis called Feasts of Memory. Let me know how you can pay for postage. I have several copies that I am willing to give that to my listeners but I don’t want to pay for postage.

Here is a great video on how not to anchor! “Ode to Credit Card Sailors”

http://youtu.be/EAyDS1NuK_A

If you have comments or thoughts or questions e-mail me at Franz at medsailor dot com

Thanks for listening.

Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 26 Spike Hampson Interview Pt. 1

May 1, 2014
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This is the first of 2 podcasts of my interview with Spike Hampson talking about his journey in a small boat enroute from Wyoming to Buenos Aries Argentina. If you want a copy the book by Elias Kulukundis called Feasts of Memory. Let me know how you can pay for postage. I have several copies […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean EP 25

April 2, 2014
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In this podcast episode I discuss anchoring techniques and tips as well as a few stories of fiascoes in anchoring in the Mediterranean. Comments are always welcome feel free to use the contact form to get a hold of me I always return e-mails when it’s talking about sailing.

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 24

March 14, 2014
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Please Please Please consider supporting Kickstarter campaign for the AudioGEDPrep Project The website is http://www.gedprep.com To listen and read the currently private posts  at the “website in progress” the password is: Kickstarter I hope to go live with the podcasts starting about April, 1 2014 To see the details and contribute My project is live […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 23

February 19, 2014
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A dry run of the talk I will be giving at the winter lecture series of the Bonneville School of Sailing.  Stories from 15 years of sailing in the Med

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 22

December 27, 2013
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Comments on Maxwell Windlass, healthcare while sailing and other thoughts. Also I’ve been asked to speak at a winter sailing series of lectures at Bonneville School of Sailing and I look forward to that later this winter. If you’d like me to speak in front of your group drop me a note, if it’s possible I […]

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