dimanche 19 septembre 2021
Our September sailing trip took us to various places.
Starting at Gouvia Marina, Corfu town, Lakka bay at Paxos (at night), Gaios town and peace in the bay of Mongossi, then to the west coast of Anti-Paxos, cross over to Scala beach, next Syvota and up to Igonoumitsu, visiting a couple of very quiet bays. Then a nice 18kn 90º wind to take us back to Gouvia.
Here some coastal pictures
|A tiny beach even for a small dog|
|But what is it?|
|Corfu town with the old fortress|
Pantocrator highest mountain of Corfu
|Paleokastritsi on the NW coast (where Pacos was living under a car at the monastry)|
|Erikoussa Island in the north|
|Othonoi Island also in the north|
|Kassiopeia beach across from Albania no tourisks to see|
|Albania from Kassiopeia|
|Just a lost olive tree (salted olives?)|
|Anti-Paxos from Paxos Mongossi bay|
|Anti-Paxos west coast cliffs|
|Amazing sediments of straight lines and frivolous sculptures|
|Now who made that square hole?|
|Anti Paxos NW point|
|Anti Paxos rocks|
|Just some goats on the beach|
|Scala Beach the sage from outer space?|
|Just a profile|
|Its a cat or a wash bear?|
|The evil sea monster eyes are always watching your anchoring movements|
|Syvota a monster grotto, for the pirates?|
mercredi 9 septembre 2020
This trip over two weeks took us from Gouvia to Lefkas ; 120km and then through the Lefkas canal to the islands lying behind.
An amazing area of multiple islands featuring white beaches and fjords. In total there are only 3 villages; Nydri, Vathi (pronounce Bathy) and Bathy (pronounce Vathy)😀
The islands include Sparti, Madouri, Panaghia, Scorpidi, Scorpios (ex Onassis), Meganisi hosting many fjords, Kythros, Arkoudi, Ithaki, Kastos, Kalamos and a number of tiny blobs.
This sea is open to the Ionian and the water is deep turquois and transparent.
|Gouvia-Lefkas and back 350 km at 8 km/h|
First off to Syvota however stopping a bit later in a narrow fjord with a bit of roly poly. The next morning we took the dog to the beach for his bowel movements and found ourselves at a wild camping under the trees. We were not very welcome. Strange thing the campers did not build a latrine, but were doing their shitting just all over the place. Thus Pacos followed suit.
We moved on to a very nice bay; Scala Beach only 3 hours from our overnight. It featured 3 beaches, of which one filled with Greek holiday makers and one small beach only accessible from the sea and a most amazing grotto created by nature and like a huge church dome.
Next on to Lefkas where we arrived before the turn bridge at 10 min to 5 and it opened at 5! Managed to get some 50l diesel at Lefkas port and on we went though the canal to the Islands. Speed limit 5kn, but the motorboats were competing between 10 and 20 kn.
Had a swim and went on direction Nydri, where we got some gas for the outboard and some water.
Around Nydri many foreign boats are anchored and some on an annual basis. Very busy, so we went past Scorpio island to a fjord at Meganisi island.
Barely there and a lot of boats came in as well as some Greek mega yachts attaching to the quays. We had dinner on the quays but could not eat half of what was served, too much.
|at the beach we had some tiny neighbors|
As from 4:00 boats came swarming in and attaching to the quays with long lines all very busy, crossing each other lines and anchor chains, hollering and gesturing, quite a spectacle we were watching from the terrace of the pub with an ice cold beer in the hand. TV on! 😱
The spectacle of the day: an Austrian boat that kept on anchoring from 12 noon till 8 at night, they did not seem to get it right, quite hilarious and in the end they left in the evening.
|Corfu Town fortress|
Pacos was real happy to get back home on the veranda.
vendredi 26 juin 2020
|Our single boat on the quai|
|Only local population going for an evening stroll|
|Pipitou Beach, Cristal clear waters full of fish|
|A very crowded beach|
|Its calm, thus sleep, sleep...|