It also explains why so many yachties
I meet here describe the Lau group of islands as one of the most rewarding of all the locations they'd visited in the Pacific, or indeed the world.
Ulva also has two moorings for boats as the area is popular with yachties
, but the island is most treasured by twitchers and sea life enthusiasts; it is home to 123 different bird species, including the white-tailed sea eagle, and its coast is alive with Minke whales, porpoises and dolphins.
The opportunity exists to make Whangarei Harbour in general and Marsden Cove Marina, in particular, the destination of choice for long-distance yachties
arriving in and departing from New Zealand.
This glitzy island attracts its fair share of jet-setters and yachties
, and has arguably the best beach in the Sporades islands, Koukounaries, a crescent of fine sand, curving round against a backdrop of pine woods.
Bars and restaurants line the large Venetian piazza and continue down the quay to the Carpe Diem club, Croatia's not so hidden gem, probably its most famous club (and very possibly its most expensive, full of windburnt yachties
and sunburnt backpackers dancing to Eurotrash anthems or lounging on Moroccan cushions in the alcoves).
For half a century Duncan's have been helping yachties
and boaties with their needs and requirements.
We would meet up with yachties
whom we'd met en route or were members of other Sunvil flotillas.
When it does, yachties
head out in boats for a cricket match.
In this day and age, with the stresses of modern life, it's so relaxing and enjoyable to go out on a boat, then socialise with fellow yachties
in the evening.
DON'T make the mistake of believing the 32nd America's Cup is a friendly contest between two sets of gin and tonic-sipping yachties
But a store to shore service providing free deliveries to yachties
was a flop.
The visa initiative, which means that a letter of recommendation from Rebak Marina Resort will be issued to speed immigration clearance, has been welcomed by an increasing number of yachties
as it makes Rebak a user-friendly addition on the popular Singapore/Port Klang/Phuket sailing circuit.