Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Casting Off- Sailing The Saronic Islands and Argolic Gulf

 We are just back from another sailing holiday in Greece. We explored the Saronic area this time and it was absolutely wonderful! Beautiful sea and coastline, plenty of good sailing winds and perfect little harbours and hideaways. In the top photo see if you can spot our yacht- it's the one with our little yellow MMA burgee flying happily in the hot sunshine.

 We were on a little voyage as we started in Navplion and finished in Palaia Epidavros
We called in at Astrous, Plaka, Tiros, Ermioni, Hydra, Poros, Methana, Perkika, Angistri and Vathi

 The sea was lumpy and bumpy some days with little wavelets and rolling swell but most of the time it was perfect for easy comfortable sailing with a steady breeze so as we could get 4- 6 knots of speed making our Beneteau 331 a joy to handle for the two of us. When all was calm I tried to capture the colours of the Med with the camera, so amazing all the shades of blue and lavender.

 So it was days of planning our route, a course to steer, some days were longer journey days giving us plenty of sailing time. Other days were shorter hops so great for finding a little bay to anchor up for a refreshing swim on route.
 Making our way...
... anchoring for a spot of lunch and a swim, here you can see the anchor chain at the bow of the boat.

 Here a photo taken from the deck looking into the cockpit with the bimini up for a little shade.

From Sunrise to Sunset  

Another Day, Another Bay