Category Archives: News

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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Elafonisos

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 … Continue reading

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Stuck in Elafonisos

The battery charging problems have all been sorted thanks to Kostos in Kalamata marina. We stayed Saturday night to ensure that we were fully charged and set off around midday to join our friend, Jaco, on Dorothy at one of … Continue reading

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Western Peloponnese

As we were stuck in Kalamata for a few days, we took the opportunity to hire a car on one of them to visit the places we missed by having to leave Navarino Bay. Some 20 km northwest of the … Continue reading

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Peloponnese and charging problems

We left Keri early on Monday morning so we could investigate the Strofadhes Islands, some 20nm south and absolutely in the middle of nowhere. As per usual, there was no wind so we motored all the way arriving around midday. … Continue reading

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Zakynthos

We left Messolonghi early on Monday morning (September 3rd) to make our way across to Zakynthos Town where our friends, Julie and Yvonne, were flying in to spend a few days with us. We’d heard that the part of the … Continue reading

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Messolonghi

On Wednesday, August 29th, we left Kalamakis and headed south to the Island of Petalas. We had read that there was a nice, sheltered anchorage here and we were keen to ensure there would be room. We needn’t have worried. … Continue reading

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Ithaca

Ithaca is the smaller neighbour to Cephalonia and takes its name from Ithacus, son of Poseidon. It isn’t large and due to the prevailing winds coming from the NW, most of the anchorages or harbours are on the east side. … Continue reading

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