Hello everyone- hope you guys are doing good! We are now in the industrial port of Dûress in Albania. We just arrived here so I can´t say much about it- except that the don´t like dogs and that they know how to make a good coffee.
We had a interesting sail over here that contained all elements of sailing. Good weather, good speed, bad weather, rain, thunder and we also managed to bang the boat against a pier in the small village of Ulcinj in Montenegro.
We made a bad decision to tie up the boat against a wall in this small village- or to be honest I made the decision- and It was bad. Big waves together with strong winds made it impossible to tie up Bay Dreamer in a safe way so we left the place and continued to Albania during the night- no damage to the boat so we learned a lesson the cheap way.
//Daniel & Anna
Some useful information
When approaching the port of Durëss you should call for “port control” on channel 16 on the VHF. They will after a couple of tries give you a berth inside the port along the wall, that berth will cost you 10 euros per day. An agent will stand there waiting for you (he did when we arrived), he will take care of all the paperworks needed to check in- the cost for this service will be 50 euros. It sounds expensive but in the other hand you don´t need a cruising permit or a Vinjetta that they call it up in Croatia and Montenegro. We gave our guy a couple of euros extra and I think it was worth it- he took really good care of us.
They don´t stamp your passport wish is funny, but apparently the greek police knows about it so it should not be a problem when checking in to Greece.