2011 Itinerary

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Through the Pillars of Hercules

In antiquity, the rock promontories that flank the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar were the westernmost destination of Hercules' twelve labors. From the Greek perspective, they marked the end of the world. For us, they are the beginning of the Mediterranean.

In 2011, we worked our way along the Atlantic Coast of France, Spain and Portugal, and ended the season on France's Mediterranean coast.

2011 itinerary 

The trip began in England, and with a slight move westward to Weymouth before we headed south. An overnight sail took us to Camaret-Sur-Mer on France's Brittany coast. Another long sail took us from France to the tip of Spain's Atlantic coast.

We continued on to Gibraltar and into the Mediterranean, along the coast of Spain and to France. At the end of the season, we left the boat for the winter at a boatyard near Marseille.

   

Calendar

May 1   Return to boat
May 10   Leave Lymington, England's south coast
Mid-May Visit France's Atlantic coast
Late May   Explore Galicia, Spain's Atlantic coast
June   Explore coast of  Portugal
Early July   Arrive at Gibraltar and visit Tangier, Morocco
 July - August   Visit Mediterranean Spain, including Valencia, and check out a Festa Major or two
August - September Visit Barcelona and Mediterranean France west of Marseille
Early October   Arrive at boatyard in France and prepare boat for winter
Late October   Return to US