I am often stuck as to where to go on holiday in between trips. Sometimes, I just find it hard to justify spending what could be a two months travel money on the bicycle on a two week vacation. However, when an opportunity presents itself, I like to leap at the chance, hence, it looks like I might end up sailing from Malta to Tunisia and then back again.
How did that happen? Well, Anne, who I met on my last cycling trip from Alaska to Argentina, has kept in touch with me, and mentioned a few times about sailing opportunities. This one came up and sounds perfect. A friend of hers would like crew to help sail his boat from Malta to Tunisia, and then return back again in roughly a two week period. Sounds ideal!
One problem – I don't know how to sail. However, how hard can it be, and certainly, I can at least lift some heavy objects for them! Its all still in the planning stages at the moment, but I am looking to book my flights out there within the next few days, and then get a firmer understanding of what is involved. The worst case scenario is that it all falls through, and I simply end up taking a two week holiday in Malta – Kind of a win win situation!