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Patricia Campbell Apr 16, 2015 at 06:03 PM

Trey - Thank you! This sounds just about perfect and what I needed. I appreciate taking the time to write. I'm really looking forward to the adventure!
Tery Smitz Apr 17, 2015 at 01:16 AM

some footnotes to the Angelique sailing as they come to me... Take a torch (sorry wrong country, FLASHLIGHJT) because it gets dark at night at the d3eck of the ship has steps; maybe also take one of those miner's headlitghts if you like to read in bed; ,maybe some eay plugs as well becuase people snore LOUDLY sometimes; I have sailed on this twice and my experience is that the first peoiple in/toyour cabin will always take the bottom bunk which leaves the later arrival the top bunk. Which means the late arrival will have to climb a ladder to get to bed, and will find reading in bed difficult becuase of the low overhead. Also you got to get out, ass backwards down the ladder. Also you have far less storag room because the bottom bun has storage underneath. Now i "wore: the top bunk. I am 70. And i was never offered a choice by the cabinmate that arrived early. They claimed that had "problems".. Well, I let them havetheir "problems: and got on with it! And enjoyed myself. Take a book.. One of those about the sea.."in the Heart of the sea by Nathaniel Philbeck or something of the same genre. I took a bottle of vermouth and a bottle of vodka, my OWN MARTINI glass, a shaker, and some olives and made my on martinis every night ~ two or three. No dinking is condoned during the day, but what you do in your cabin is your own business. "happy hour" usually happened aroun 5:30. There will be a big lobster feed on the last day of the cruise on some nearby island. You will be given the chance to go ashore several times BUT not at places where there are well supplied grocery stores ~ so plan ahead fro snacks, etc. OK.. I enjoyed my Angelique cruises ~ they were good at the time ~ but they were well populated with OLD PEOPLE. (smile). When you are on the Angelique, I will be backpacking, Sicily, Sardinia, Corsic, and Tunis (carthage) solo. C'est la vie! Smooth Sailing Patricia... Terry S>a
Tery Smitz Apr 17, 2015 at 01:21 AM

Tery Smitz Apr 15, 2015 at 10:03 PM

Re a suggested packing list: I have done this twice ~ a good adventure. Suggestions ~ Have a good GORETEX shell and underneath you can layer clothes as needed; have some Goretex shoes which are light but waterproof; have a good wool sweater; a set of long underwear to sleep in and maybe for day use; pack in a crushable bag, certainly not hard-sided, as space 9is very limited; get a north-easter hat; polarized sunglasses; a couple pairs of those l9ightweight hiking pants that zip off at the knees; good face and hand creme; alcohol ande mixers to last a week if that is your "thing", storage in a iced shared locker on the main deck ~ nobody will pich your stuff ~ get in Camden; leave the mobile phones; laptops and watches at home; complimentaery indoor storage for carsw while you are at sea; That's all I think of... If you are a four or Five star Traveler, I don't think this is your scene! Anchors aweigh! Terry S.

Patricia Campbell Apr 15, 2015 at 08:03 PM

Is there a suggested packing list for this adventure in September? Thanks!
Alan Welch Apr 17, 2015 at 06:01 AM

I think long johns anad foul weather gear is a must. Doubtful a bikini will be of much use. :-)

Bill Harrington Mar 27, 2015 at 06:32 PM

Is there a place on the boat to charge an iPhone?
Murray Levy Mar 28, 2015 at 01:17 AM

Yes, the crew sets up several charging stations in the main cabin

Bill Harrington Mar 27, 2015 at 06:32 PM

Is there a place on the boat to charge an iPhone?

Kyble Thomas Mar 18, 2015 at 01:35 PM

I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations on what clothes to bring and how chilly it is for the early June, 2015 date. Thanks!

Kathy Tucci Feb 07, 2015 at 10:27 AM

I get sea sick, but this trip looks like so much fun. Does anyone have any recommendations?
Donna Bowen Feb 08, 2015 at 09:27 AM

Kathy this is a worth while trip. No one on our trip got seasick. They give you pointers on how to avoid being seasick. You can also take along Dramamine.
Darleen Kraemer Feb 09, 2015 at 03:09 PM

Pack Dramamine for piece of mind but you won't need any. Will sail from a bay & go into cove for bad weather. Also, ship is made to sail smoothly (ketch).
William James Mar 24, 2015 at 06:25 PM

The first day I'm out sailing, I use both Dramamine less drowsy formula (meclizine hydrochloride AKA Bonine, not the regular Dramamine AKA Dimenhydrinate), and elastic Sea Bands on my wrists. More important, an awareness of the horizon is the best preventative..

Teresa McL Jan 05, 2015 at 08:49 AM

Wondering if there is a place to leave a car nearby if driving instead of flying to departure city/ town?
Donna Bowen Jan 05, 2015 at 09:13 AM

Teresa, yes there is. All cars are put in a large boat garage on and old shipyard. All the cars were ok. It is a wonderful trip that I'm sure you will enjoy.

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