Well, the winds blew and we stayed put. We had checked the anchor and all you could see was the roll bar. She wasn’t going anywhere! We had 50m of chain out in around 6m of water so that was a pretty good ratio by anyone’s standards. We ended up being there for 3 and a half days but managed to get off the boat a couple of times.
The first time we walked into the main town, which was about an hour’s walk away, hoping that Nimmie would be okay. We have an app that monitors the boat from afar (as long as we have a phone signal!) so we were checking on her regularly. It felt a bit like having a baby monitor. The town was quite pleasant, centred around the harbour with a few shops and tavernas. The highlight, however, had to be the floating duck-house in front of the church. Brilliant.
In the evening, we went back onto the beach to investigate the beach bars. There are two bays, divided by a spit of sand that give you gorgeous views across both. It was such a shame that we had high winds as this is an amazing place with turquoise waters, white sands and lovely bars.
By Thursday (Sept 20th) the winds had eased to only gusting 20 knots but we figured the sea state outside the bay was still pretty rough and our next port of call, Diakofti on the island of Kythira, would mean that we would be beam onto the swell – not a pleasant experience – so we decided to wait until Friday morning to continue on southwards.