Location - ****
Ease of entry - ****
Staff - *****
Facilities (showers and toilets) - n/a
Water and electric - yes
WiFi - *****
Price - *****
Fuel - no
You must come here!!
Location-wise it's a beautiful place. We phoned through to a couple of marinas that are in this area - none of them had space and we were tod we would need to anchor in the anchorage. We tried our luck anyway and headed down the channel to Avela Sailing Club. When we got there, there was space on the pontoon and two really lovely gentlemen came to help us moor up. One thing to be careful of is the power lines going across this part of the channel that you have to go under. We have a height of 21 meters and we made it under but when speaking to some members of the sailing club, we found out this is the absolute limit and we were very lucky it happened to be low tide - phew!
The main town is around 400m walk and its great - its known as a mini Venice and we could see why. There are several canals with gondalers that you can go on (these are motorised though). ea and were even invited for drinks on one of their boats. We love doing this as we find the sailing community so interesting and older sailors always have some amazing stories!
The sailing club itself is a standard club with a nice bar and very cheap drinks - we would definitely recommend going in for a drink and talking to some of the locals. The pontoons have electric and water and the wifi is the best we've every had.
The main town is around 400m walk and it's great - its known as a mini Venise and we could see why. There are several canals with gondolas that you can gos on (these are motorised though) and it's all very pretty. There are bars, restaurants, amazing patisseries and little cafes everywhere, as well as hundreds of shops around and a beautiful shopping centre. There is also an indoor market where we got lots of fruit, veg, nuts and meat at very good prices.
Over all we would definitely recommend visiting, and especially, staying in Avela Sailing Club (which is the closest to town). The people are amazing, the town is beautiful and furthermore it hasd all the amenities we wanted - loved it!