colin on September 18th, 2016

From Kalamaki we sailed directly to Aegina, the island where we intend leaving Apples for the winter. A relatively benign crossing to a harbour where I’ve never before seen as much crossing of anchors. We were comfortably tied up when a jerk in a stink boat (power boat) decided to insert his 14′ wide vessel […]

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colin on September 13th, 2016

After a pleasant run across the Gulf of Corinth, where we actually managed to get some sailing for awhile, we made it to Corinth. We had intended to stay overnight in Corinth, but upon reading the “Greek Waters Pilot” discovered that the canal is closed Tuesdays for maintenance and dredging. So through we go. It’s […]

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colin on September 12th, 2016

I stopped here on a motorhoming trip around Greece 30 years ago. Then again a year ago, I stopped here on another motorhoming trip around Greece. This time, on a sailboat. An easy trip from Trizonia, and a brief frolic with some dolphins shortly before we made the harbour. Well, we frolicked, they sort of […]

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colin on September 11th, 2016

After 9 days of fixing toilets, fixing leaks, and waiting for the thunderstorms to go away, we headed off again, to Trizonia. At the end of the day we declared both the toilet and leaks problems solved. At least until Apples comes out of the water at the end of the season. So good to […]

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colin on September 7th, 2016

If you didn’t know it already, the head is sailor talk for “toilet”. And nothing will ever give you a headache like a marine head. Problem is, when you’re at sea, it’s okay to discharge what you ate for dinner last night directly into the sea. It breaks down pretty quickly, so it’s not a […]

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colin on September 6th, 2016

While waiting for the weather, we had plenty of time on our hands. I was still baffled by the stuffing box. While tied up, without the engine running, the leak all but vanished. But after a day or two with overcast conditions, I had to run the engine to charge the batteries. Hang on…. why […]

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colin on September 5th, 2016

We stayed in Messolonghi for over a week. No great trial, I really liked the place. Many of the other places we’ve been are very seasonal, and given over to catering for tourists during the summer. Messolonghi is still happliy Greek, and the people we met there were all friendly, Greek, and happy to help […]

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colin on September 3rd, 2016

After a beautiful night tied up at Pera Pigadhi (our favourite, Rocky Bay) on Ithaca, we set out at 6:30am for Messolonghi, over on the mainland. It’s about 30 miles and an all-day sail (or in this case, motor), and it was pretty much uneventful. Except for the leaking stuffing box. Thought I’d forgotten it, […]

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colin on August 31st, 2016

We entered the harbour and anchored where the little man, a sometime “harbour master” indicated we should tie up. I didn’t like where he put us; it was too close to some laid moorings which meant potential trouble. A nice dinner with Ross & Helen and next day they’re off to the airport, with some […]

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colin on August 29th, 2016

Back we went to Fiskardo to get some supplies and we stayed overnight in a little bay next to Fiskardo’s. Again stern-tied, again to experience anxiety next morning when the wind came up too strongly. This time we simply re-anchored in the bay. It’s not like we’re alone in experiencing this anchoring difficulty; lots of […]

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