05 November 2017

03-11-2017 POROS - LAVRION

03-11-2017 POROS - LAVRION Olympic Marina

Weather : Sunny with a few clouds 20°C
Wind : 1 Bf SW
Log : 35,1 NM

After breakfast we left Poros at 9.45h.

There’s no wind today, so it’s gonna be a trip entirely on motor.

Luckily there’s plenty of sun, so it’s a nice and lazy trip across the Saronic Gulf.

At 14.10h we dropped anchor in the bay underneath the Poseidon temple in Sounio.

We all took a refreshing swim in the Aegean sea.

After a sunny lunch on deck, we left Sounio at 16.30h,
45 minutes later we arrived in Olympic Marina from Lavrion.

We first had to fuel up, there was a waitingline for more than 30 min. at the fuelstation
(ca. 77 litres : ca. 100 Euro).

The check-out was done swiftly by the Navigare-staff, our yacht was OK.

We ordered 2 taxis to get to Lavrion-town (5 Euro one-way / pro taxi / max.4 pers.).

We had a fantastic Greek diner at the taverna Pezodromos,
accidentally there where some live greek musicians playing, it added definitely to the atmosphere !

To ge back to the airport the next morning we booked a taxi-shuttle (70 Euro one-way / max.8 pers.) with Athens Shuttle Bus, their service is excellent.

Greetings from Greece,
Therese, Hugo, Dipmala, Rob, Roel, Johan, Christian en Koen

03 November 2017

02-11-2017 SPETSES - POROS

02-11-2017 SPETSES - POROS

Weather : sunny, 19°C
Wind : 3 - 4 Bf N NE
Log : 35,1 NM

Today it's sunny, but not so warm.

We left Baltiza-creek at 10.15h.

The first part of the trip the engine had to help us out, but afterwards we a fantastic sailingday, excellent wind on a sunny day !

At 1640h we anchored stern to at the Southquay in Poros.

After a short walk through Poros we went for diner at the Oasis-taverna, nice and tasty food.

Greetings from Poros,
Therese, Hugo, Dipmala, Rob, Roel, Johan, Christian en Koen

02 November 2017

01-11-2017 HYDRA - SPETSES

01-11-2017 HYDRA - SPETSES

Weather : CLOUDY, 16°C
Wind : 2 Bf N NE
Log : 16,5 NM

After a morningwalk trough Hydra, we hauled anchor at 1115h.

Today it's cold and cloudy.

After an quiet broad reach we arrived in Spetses at 1430h.

At the Batiza-creek we got the last place on the quay.

We did a nice walk into town and ate some Greek pita gyros, it was very tasty.

At night Dipmala and Rob prepared spaghetti with fresh made sauze, so we had a delicious meal on board.

Greetings from Spetses,
Therese, Hugo, Dipmala, Rob, Roel, Johan, Christian en Koen

01 November 2017

31-10-2017 SERIFOS - HYDRA

31-10-2017 Livadi SERIFOS - HYDRA

Weather : CLOUDY, 18°C
Wind : 5-6 Bf N
Log : 57 NM

 We had to get up early this morning, because we had a long trip a head.

Because the forecast gave N winds force 7 for the coming 2 days we decided to head for the Saronic islands where to forecast is a bit more moderate.

At 915h we left Serifos.

We had a half to sharp course with windforce 5 to 6 this ment exiting sailing with average speeds around 7,5 knots and more.

After a long day of sailing we arrived in Hydra at 1730h.

We where lucky to find a space at the northquay.

At night we had a nice diner in an old traditional Greek taverna 'Lulus' ,
situated in the backstreets of Hydra.

Greetings from Hydra,
Therese, Hugo, Dipmala, Rob, Roel, Johan, Christian en Koen

31 October 2017

30-10-2017 KYTHNOS - SERIFOS

30-10-2017 Loutra KYTHNOS - Livadi SERIFOS

Weather : CLOUDS AND SUN, 19°C
Wind : 3-5 Bf N
Log : 23,7 NM

We had a nice breakfast on deck in the sun.
At 10.30h we left  Loutra.

We had nice backwind sail with at an average speed of 6 to 7 knots.

At 1430h we arrived in Livadi on Serifos.

We went alongside one of the new quays,

Because it's offseason there are only 5 yachts here.

The crew took the bus to the Chora on the hill, the view there is spectacular.

At night we had a good Greek meal at the Gialos-taverna.

Greetings from Serifos,
Therese, Hugo, Dipmala, Rob, Roel, Johan, Christian en Koen

30 October 2017

29-10-2017 KEA - KYTHNOS

29-10-2017 Kourissia KEA - Loutra KYTHNOS

Weather : sunny, 20°C
Wind : 2 Bf N
Log : 21,8 NM

After a short night, with much wind (6Bf), we had breakfast on board.
We made a stroll through Kourissia, and took a cafe frappe.

At 1115h we lifted anchor.

At first we had a bit of a sail, but after an hour we had to swith our engine on.
It was a sunny and lazy sail towards Kythnos.

At 1520h we arrived in Loutra on Kythnos, a well protected small harbour in the northeast of Kythnos.

There are about 7 yachts moored here today.

At night we had a nice diner, with fish and local specialities, in the Sofrano-taverna.

Greetings from Kythnos,
Therese, Hugo, Dipmala, Rob, Roel, Johan, Christian en Koen

29 October 2017

28/10/2017 LAVRION - KEA

28-10-2017 LAVRION - Kourissia KEA

Weather : sunny, 20°C
Wind : 2-5 Bf W
Log : 16,8 NM

After a 3hour flight we arrived in Athens at 1100h.
The taxiride to the Olympic Marina in Lavrion took about 30 min.

At 1300h we checked our yacht Helios in, the rest of the crew went to the supermarket.

At 1445 we left the marina.

The first half of the trip the wind was calm but after an hour the wind picked up to ca. 5 Bf. So we had a very nice sail, with a sharp reach.

At 1745h we arrived in Kourissia on Kea. There are 7 yachts on the quay.

In the evening we had a very nice diner at the Lagoudera taverna.

At night the wind picked up to force 6 and there was chaos in the harbour, with a few yachts leaving in the middle of the night, because there anchor didn't hold.

Greetings from Kea,
Therese, Hugo, Dipmala, Rob, Roel, Johan, Christian en Koen

16 October 2017

Sailing Cyclades 28 oct.- 4 nov. 2017


From the 28th october untill the 4th of november,
we're sailing in Greece, from Lavrion, our goal is to sail along some Cyclades
(e.g. Kea, Kythnos, Syros, Serifos,...) ... weather permitting, of course.
When the wind/weather is to rough, plan B is to sail in to the Argo-Saronic Gulf.

We chartered a Sun Odyssey 49i from Navigare Yachting.

As always you'll be able to follow our journey everyday live on this blog.