31 May 2010

30-05-2010 Meganissi - Lefkas

Wind : variable 0-1 Bf
Weather : cloudy, hot 27C

Today we went to Nidri on Lefkas, there was no wind and no sun, but it was hot.
Nidri is an unatractive touristtown. Here we did a nice walk (4km) to the waterfalls in Rachi, impressive !
Afterwards we left Nidri again, and went back to Meganissi.
We now are moored on the new Karnagio-quay in Vathi on Meganissi.

Asteria's crew

30 May 2010

29-05-2010 Kalamos - Meganissi

Wind : 1-2 Bf W
Weather : sunny with a few clouds 27C

Today we sailed from Kalamos to Meganissi, there wasn't much wind, so part of the trip we did under motor.
Btw it's getting hotter everyday, summer is here !
We anchored in beautifull Port Atheni-bay, on Meganissi. We had an afternoon of swimming and diving of the boat.
In the evening we walked to the taverna at back of the bay, nice Greek-food.

Koen & co

29 May 2010

28-05-2010 Ithaka - Kalamos

Wind : 2 Bf SE, decreasing to no wind in the afternoon.
Weather : Morning cloudy / afternoon sunny 27C

Because there were no mopeds for rent in Frikes we decided to move on.
We started with a nice sharp reach on sail, but after an hour the wind died down so we had to go on under motor.
About halfway a school of dolphins joined us for a few minutes, magical !
First we anchored in the bay of Port Leone, a deserted village, on Kalamos. The water was ideal for a swim.
At 1700 we sailed on the town of Kalamos, were George greeted us at the townquay. In the evening we had a nice meal in Georges'Taverna.

Koen & crew

27 May 2010

27-05-2010 Lefkas - Ithaka

Wind : 3-4 Bf WSW
Weather : sunny 26C

At noon we left Sivota, after filling up our watertanks.
After a short sail towards Ithaka we first tried to moor in Kioni, but the harbour was full, there was a flottila which occupied the quay (at 1400).
So we sailed on to Frikes, a few miles to the North.
There was space enough on the new quay, so we anchored stern to.
The wash of the ferries is not so much of a problem anymore in this harbour.

Grtz from Ithaka,

26 May 2010

26-05-2010 Anti Paxos - Lefkas

Wind : at night : no wind / afternoon : 3Bf W
Weather : sunny 25C

At night we had a long trip under motor, there was no wind. At 700 we anhored in a bay south of Fiscardo in Kefalonia. Most of us had a short sleep untill 1100.
When we entered the harbour of Fiscardo at 1300 there was no space left, the new pontoon was out of use. So we decided to sail to Lefkas.
We had a nice afternoon of sailing in the sun, halfway there a big seaturtle swam aside our yacht.
At 1600 we moored on the quay in Sivota, a small fishingvillage in Lefkas. Sivota is meetingplace for yachties and home to a few chartercompanies.
Btw we managed to repair a defect in our watersystem.

Grtz from Sivota,
Koen and the gang

25-05-2010 Paxos - Anti Paxos

Wind : 3 Bf WNW (afternoon)
Weather : sunny 25C

Today we made the small trip over to Anti Paxos, only 4 miles.
We anchored in "Emerald bay", also known as the Greek Caribean !
This is one of the most beautifull bays in Greece, we had a day of relaxing and swimming.
This night we will start the long trip to Kefalonia.


25 May 2010

24-05-2010 Paxos

Wind : 1 Bf variable
Weather : sunny, few clouds, 25C

After a pleasant night of Ouzo & Mythos, some of us took a refreshing swim in the sea this morning.
Today we had short trip from Lakka to Gaios on Paxos. Because there was no wind we had to motor the entire trip.
At 1300 we arrived in Gaios, this is one of the most charming harbours in Ionian. But it's popular, so in the evening the harbour is loaded with yachts.
We explored the island on foot in the afternoon, it was an 5 hours during adventurious walk !

Kalinichta from Paxos,
Koen & the crew

24 May 2010

23-05-2010 Preveza - Paxos

Wind : 1-3 Bf WNW
Weather : sunny, few clouds, 22C

Today we checked in the boat at the new marina Cleopatra in Aktio, near Preveza. It's a nice and quiet marina with new facilities.
At 1100 we started our trip. For most of the time we had a nice sail with a sharp reach. At 1900 we dropped anchor in the bay of Lakka on Paxos. Altough it's not high season yet, there are already many yachts anchored here.
At night we had a nice greek diner in a local taverna.

Grtz from Paxos,
Asterias' crew

21 May 2010

Tommorow we're starting our sailingtrip.

Our startingharbour is the Cleopatra Marina in Aktio near Preveza.

We'll be chartering a Sun Odyssey 43 "ASTERIA" with Argolis Yacht.

When you want to see what the weather is like, you can check out the Live-Webcam in PARGA.

Check out this blog daily for updates & pictures live from the Ionian islands.



02 May 2010

IONIAN islands 22 may - 1 june 2010

From 22th may untill 1st june you can follow our sailingtrip through the Ionian islands,
our startingpoint will be the Cleopatra Marina in Aktio, Preveza.
We will update our blog daily with reports & pictures.

Video Blue Cup 2009 (we were yacht nr.12)