Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Sailing Around The Greek Isles

Just back from sailing around the Greek Isles again. This is our third visit to this beautiful part of the world.
On this trip we joined a flotilla sailing out from Fiskardo.
Our yacht was the lovely Marian a Gib'Sea 302. She was a dream; nice and roomy inside and very easy to handle. The first couple of days we had a good breeze for sailing and Skipper and I had her creaming along making 8.5 knots with a couple of reefs in her sails.

Later in the week the wind was less only F4-5 in the afternoons, so with full sails and happy hearts we sailed our Marian down the East side of Kefalonia calling in at Ay. Euphemia and Sami. Then our route took us around the southern tip of Ithaca calling at Kioni and Frikes. Continuing up to Lefkas island and stopping over at Sivota before returning to Fiskardo.

Maybe because we live on an island or maybe just because it's there...

Skipper and I decided to sail around the little island of Atoko.

We saw Dolphins lazily swimming off Arkudi Island (an island we circumnavigated in 2008).

All the way around Meganisi was achieved in 2010

and with our journey's route taking us completely around Ithaca for 2011, it feels really good to explore such beautiful and magical places.

A motto of such wonderful sailing is

"Another Day, Another Bay"

Now I'm back I must Cast on and get knitting, spinning and weaving once more to put some more pennies in the sailing fund-

so as I can once again Cast Off

My Open Studio event (please click on link opposite for more details) starts Thurs 21st.

If you are on the Island, love to see you there.

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