If you have a dog, it’s lovely to have him/her with you lying in the sun, jumping into the water together and playing catch. But things may not be this easy – for you and your little friend. Only with good planning and empathy, you can turn the experience into a wonderful memory.
A charter is not the most dangerous of holidays. But there might be a few small inconveniences you must be aware of: Bees!
Bareboat or not, sailing with kids is not easy. They might not enjoy the long cruising hours as much as we do. When they get bored and danger bells start ringing, computer games are only one of the many solutions to keep them busy, entertained and safe.
Charter holidays can make you redefine the word “necessary”. You might find yourself in deep regret for the pair of binoculars you left at home instead of your favorite pair of shoes. When you pack, first think of the sun and the sea. Then remember that you’ll have a lot of time on your hands and pack for entertainment.
The dinghy is a sweetheart. It’s your ticket to adventure, it’s a family car, it’s a taxi, it’s an ambulance. And it deserves the care and attention you’d give to any of these vehicles if you were driving one.
No need to beat around the bush: Seasickness is pretty bad. Whether it hits you or someone else onboard, it has the strength to ruin the week. When it comes knocking on the door, you should know what it is and how to fight it. Better yet, prevent it before it begins.
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