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What to do when you have a floating home in the Mediterranean Sea? sv Makin Waves to-do list.

We will be semi retired in 2022 and sailing around the Med. So when you are retired do you take vacations? Maybe when you are retired they should be called Re-cations.

Recation #1. May 19-22, 2022 attending the Grand Prix in Monaco.

Finding a good spot to anchor will need some planning but with all the coves and public transportation available it may not be too difficult. Tickets go on sale six months in advance and are about $1,500 each. It will be well worth it.

“Having a dream is one thing, living your dream is our thing."

Andrew Dec 26 2019

Recation #2. Summer 2022 attending the finish of the Volvo Ocean Race "The Ocean Race"

The Ocean Race, scheduled to start in 2021, will be raced in two dynamic classes of boats: the high-performance, foiling, IMOCA 60 class and the one-design VO65 class which produced such close, compelling racing in the last two editions of the race.

Entries in the IMOCA 60 class will compete for The Ocean Race trophy, while those racing the VO65s will chase the Ocean Challenge Trophy.

The race will start from Alicante, Spain in the autumn of 2021 and finish in Europe in early summer of 2022. There will be up to nine stopover ports.

Recation #3. July 11-19 2022 watching the "Running of the Bulls" in Pamplona Spain

The running of the bulls is an event that involves running in front of a small group of cattle, typically six but sometimes ten or more, that have been let loose on a course of a sectioned-off subset of a town's streets, usually as part of a summertime festival. Particular breeds of cattle may be favored, such as the toro bravo in Spain, also often used in post-run bullfighting, and Camargue cattle in Occitan France, which are not fought. Actual bulls are typically used in such events.

The most famous bull-run – what a capitalized "the Running of the Bulls" most often refers to in English – is the encierro held in Pamplona during the nine-day festival of Sanfermines in honour of Saint Fermin.[2] It has become a major global tourism event, today very different from the traditional, local festival. More traditional summer bull-runs are held in other places such as towns and villages across Spain and Portugal, in some cities in Mexico,[3] and in the Occitan (Camargue) region of southern France. Bull-running was formerly also practiced in rural England, most famously at Stamford until 1837.

Recation #4. Mid March attending the Las Fallas in Valencia Spain

Throughout several nights in mid-March, the streets of Valencia come alive with giant paper sculptures, painstakingly handcrafted in ornate detail. Then, on the last night, most of the sculptures, or fallas, are burned in epic bonfires throughout the city. A select few are saved from the blazes every year and end up in Valencia's Fallas Museum.

The first documented Las Fallas celebration took place in 1784, and each year it's grown bigger and better than ever. It takes place every year from March 15–19, featuring more than 700 incredible fallas.

Recation #5. Summer 2022 - Carcassone Festival in Southern France

Sail into Narbonne and take the TGV (40 mins) to Carcassone to see the extremely well-preserved medieval city of Carcassonne is always worth a visit, especially during its summer-long festival. A mix of music, theater and dance is performed among the walled city’s historic buildings, including the Grand Théâtre and Basilique Saint-Nazaire.

Recation 6. The Italian Riviera .... anybody care to join us here?

The part of Italy's coast known as the Italian Riviera is in the Liguria region and extends from Ventimiglia, just across the border from the French Riviera to the Gulf of Poets just north of Tuscany. The Italian Riviera is full of charming seaside villages and resort towns including popular places like Sanremo, Portofino, and the Cinque Terre.

The best way to explore this part of the coast is by boat. There's an airport in Genoa if you want to fly in and spend a couple of weeks sailing the Italian Riviera.

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