Book Locker: How about cruising in the Mediterranean?

The Adlard Coles Book of Mediterranean Cruising

Oct 27, 2022

Winter getaways usually mean the Caribbean but if you go right now or in the spring, the weather might work for you. Here are some titles to assist the dreaming.


The Adlard Coles Book of Mediterranean Cruising
by Heikell, Rod
CAD $40.00
4th ed. Heikell provides first-hand advice on sailing these enticing waters. From tips on anchoring, berthing bow- or stern-to, weather, and marinas and other facilities to navigation, popular routes, formalities, and what to expect ashore. This book will prove invaluable to Mediterranean novices and old-hands alike.









Greek Waters PilotGreek Waters Pilot
by Heikell, Rod
CAD $116.95
14th ed. This is the definitive cruising guide to the coasts and islands of Greece. It covers the entire area from the Ionian Islands to the Aegean, Rhodes and Crete and includes details of over 450 harbours in a single volume. Greek Waters Pilot has been painstakingly compiled from Rod and Lucinda Heikell’s own survey work and exploration over four decades, as well as first-hand information from their network of contributors.








Adriatic PilotAdriatic Pilot: Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro
by Thompson, Trevor & Dinah Thompson
CAD $109.95
8th ed. Covers the Adriatic from Albania via Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia and Slovenia to Trieste, Venice, and along the eastern coast of Italy to Brindisi. The only English guide to the Venice lagoon.
Adriatic Pilot: Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro quantity









Turkish Waters & Cyprus PilotTurkish Waters & Cyprus Pilot
by Heikell, Rod
CAD $108.00
10th ed. Extensively updated from the last edition this is the authoritative guide to the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts of Turkey from the Bosphorus to the Syrian frontier, and off-lying islands including Cyprus. Contents: Prefaces; Introduction; General information; Technical information; 1. The Dardanelles to Istanbul; 2. The Aeolian coast; 3. The Ionian coast; 4. The Carian coast; 5. The Lycian coast; 6. The Pamphylian and Cilician coasts; 7. Kastellorizon; 8. Cyprus; 9. The Black Sea; Appendix








M10 Western MediterraneanM10 Western Mediterranean – Gibraltar to the Ionian Sea
by Imray
CAD $41.95
Chart M10 Western Mediterranean – Gibraltar to the Ionian Sea from Imray, Laurie, Norie, and Wilson. Printed in full-colour on plasticised










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