31 May 2009

Kalymnos - Kos 31-05-2009

Wind : 4 Bf NW
Weather : Sunny Hot 29C

Left Vathi on Kalymnos at 10.15h. We had a nice backwindsail to Kos, to finish our holiday.
At 13.15h we arrived in the Kos-Marina, first we filled up diesel (137 ltrs) and than moored in the Marina.
Afterwards we visited Kos-town and his castle.
Tommorow-morning we fly back home ;-(

Grtz from Kos,
Penelope's Crew

Leros - Kalymnos 30-05-2009

Wind : variable 1-3 Bf NWW
Weather : Sunny 27C

Today first we had to motor, than had a nice sail, to finish the last hour under motor again.
At 13.30h we arrived in Vathi on Kalymnos. It's one of most beautifull small harbours in Greece. With ca.8 yachts the harbour is full, most of them are owneryachts.
Tommorow our last sailingday to Kos ...

Penelope's Crew

30 May 2009

Marathi - Leros 29-05-2009

Wind : 1 Bf N
Weather : sunny hot 28C

Today it's very hot, unfortunately no wind.
We motored our way down to Leros. At 13.45h we anchored in the bay of Pandeli for a swim and lunch.
At 17.00h we tried to moor in the harbour of Pandeli, but it's forbidden for yachts, only fisherboats are allowed.
So we anchored outside with a line to the rocks.
To view here is fantastic, with an castle on top of a mountain in a decor of whitewashed Greek houses.
Tommorow Kalimnos is on the program.

Penelope's crew

29 May 2009

Patmos - Marathi 28-05-2009

Wind : 3-4 Bf N
Weather : Sunny 25C

Today we rented some scooters (10 Euros/scooter) and explored Patmos.
Went to the famous Monastery etc...
Patmos is a very nice and calm island.
At 17.45h we hauled anchor and set sails for Marathi.
It was a very nice halfwindsail wit average speed of 8 knots. At 19.30h we arrived in the bay at Marathi. We had diner in the Pirate-taverna, nice atmosphere.

Koen & the crew

28 May 2009

Amorgos - Patmos 27-05-2009

Wind : 5-6 Bf N
Weather : sunny 25C

We started very early at 06.00h.
It was a very long & tough journey, we had to fight our way against wind & waves.
2 times we had a brief visit from dolphins.
At 15.00h we arrived in Patmos, it was very windy in the harbour.
Had a nice diner in a local fishtaverna, with lot of freshly caught seacreatures on the menu.
Tommorow gonna rent some scooters to explore the island.

Penelope's Crew

26 May 2009

Amorgos 26-05-2009

Wind : 4 Bf N
Weather : Sunny 26C

Today we stayed on Amorgos, rented some scooters to explore the island (price 12 Euro/scooter).
Amorgos is a beautifull island.
First visited the Monastery, it's an unbelievable masterpiece of construction.
Afterwards went to Aegali and Chora, nice Cycladic villages.

Koen & the crew

Paros - Amorgos 25-05-2009

Wind : 1-2 Bf N / 3-4 Bf NE
Weather : sunny 24C

Today we had our longest trip, 52 N.Miles.
Because the wind was variable the motor had to accompany during this trip.
At 1600h we arrived in Katapola on Amorgos.
There are a lot of yachts on the quay, most of them owneryachts.
Tommorow we're gonna explore the island on a scooter.

Penelope's crew

25 May 2009

Sifnos - Paros 24-05

Wind : 1-2 Bf N
Weather : sunny hot 26C

Today it was hot, unfortunately there was little wind, so the motor had to help us.
Underway we took a swim and we also saw a school of dolphins.
At 1400h we arrived in the bay of Naoussa on Paros.
First we anchored and took a swim in Ormos Ioannou.
At 1700h we moored in the marina of Naoussa, which is still under construction.
The village is a beautifull Cycladic Harbour, nice atmosphere.
Tommorow we will set course to Amorgos.

Koen & the crew

24 May 2009

Kythnos - Syros 23-05

Wind : 1-2 Bf N
Weather : sunny 25C

Today nearly no wind, so we had to motor the trip to Syros. Halfway we had the company of a dolphin, magical !
At 12.00h we arrived in Finikas on Syros. Argolis arranged for the genua to be repaired, at 17.00h everything was up and running again, nice job from the company !
For the rest it was a lazy day with swimming and relaxing ;-)
Tommorow Paros is on the program.

Penelope's Crew

22 May 2009

KYTHNOS Loutra 22-05

Wind : 6Bf N
Weather : Sunny 23C

Today we stayed in Kythnos because the wind and the waves were to rough.
A German yacht who left was towed back in a few hours later, with rudderproblems, by a fisherman. So the crew was happy we stayed in Loutra today.
Tommorow our destination is Syros, Argolis is gonna repair our genua over there.
This evening we're enjoy the nice Greek food again in a local taverna ;-)

Koen, Koerel, Diane, Hans, Rob, Dirk & Nadine

21 May 2009

Lavrion - Kythnos 21-05-09

Wind : 6-7 Bf NNE
Weather: Sunny 21C

Today the sea was rough, waves of 4m and a lot of wind.
We had a few seasick persons on board, a shame.
At 14.00h we arrived in Loutra on Kythnos. At the end of the trip we had some trouble with the genua, Argolis will solve it in the next days.
The harbour of Loutra is full with yachts, because it has a well cheltered quay.

Okay, that's it for today,

Koen & the crew

20 May 2009

Lavrion 20-05-09

Wind: 6Bf N
Weather: Sunny, but much wind.

Arrived at 12.30h in Lavrion.
After the check-in, we installed us on Pinelope, a Bavaria 44.
Because of the strong winds, we decided to stay in Lavrion for this night.
Later we gonna have dinner in a local taverna.
It's low season, so there aren't many tourists around.
Tomorrow we are going to set sail, our destination is one of the Cyclades.

Koen and Crew

13 May 2009

Sailing - May 2009


On this blog you can follow our sailingtrip from Lavrion to Kos, from 20.05 untill 01.06.2009.

We'll try to update our blog daily with reports & pictures.


Koen & the crew