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Chicks aboard!

I’ve nicked the title from a friend who commented on a picture we posted – all will become clear later. We arrived in Greece last Sunday evening and it was 2330 by the time we got to our hotel in … Continue reading

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Happy 21st birthday!

Nimmie reached the grand old age of 21 earlier this month so Jo popped over to Greece for a few days to check on her and, of course, wish her a happy birthday! We were slightly worried as there had … Continue reading

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Reflections on our summer in Greece

2018 was our first summer living aboard in Greece. It was interesting to observe how different things appeared between when we first sailed there in 2003 and now. The biggest difference was the amount of rubbish. Tourist beaches were kept … Continue reading

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Preparing for winter

We left Aegina on Sunday morning, relieved that we hadn’t caught anyone’s anchor or chain and made our way up to Salamina, an island just west of Piraeus. This would be our winter mooring on the hard in the boatyard … Continue reading

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Aegina

We knew that another Meltemi was due on Wednesday so, we planned to get to Aegina Town on the island of the same name on Tuesday in case others had the same idea! This would then only leave us a … Continue reading

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Saronic Gulf – final week sailing

We left Mandraki Bay on Hydra on Thursday October 4th in almost flat calm conditions. It seems amazing that only a few days before, all hell was letting loose with the weather gods. Still we weren’t complaining. We motored for … Continue reading

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Hydra and back to vest tops and shorts

We stayed in Porto Cheli for a couple of days to take advantage of being securely tied up against a quay. Porto Cheli had suffered quite badly in the storms with debris blown around and boats damaged. Once the storm … Continue reading

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Meltemi and Medicane

As you know from our last post, we found ourselves a bolt hole in Karathona Bay, near Nafplio in the Eastern Peloponnese. The winds came on Tuesday afternoon as predicted but, as a result of where we had chosen, we … Continue reading

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Monemvasia

We left Kythira on Saturday morning, having handed the rental car back and topped up with water. We had about a 30nm journey to the ancient town of Monemvasia. The name means ‘single entrance’ and you can see why. The … Continue reading

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Kythira – birthplace of Aphrodite

The journey across to Kythira early on Friday morning, September 21st, was uneventful. After the windy conditions of the previous 4 days, it was devoid of wind although the sea still had some swell. Part of the sailing directions include … Continue reading

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