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Jun 7, 2017 - Greetings from Greece

Since Genoa we've visited Rome and seen the Trevi Fountain, Venice Sq, the Roman Forum, the Colosseum and visited the Vatican. After Rome we called in to Sicily and toured the old town of Taomina. Yesterday we visited Kotor in Montanegro where we travelled up the mountains to the old capital of Cetinje and today we're enjoying Corfu. Tomorrow more of Greece with a visit to Crete before heading on to Mykonos. All going great so far and meeting lots of people. Approx 40% of the passengers on our ship are from Australia.

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Sep 15, 2016 - Sunrise in Corfu

Oh my another day another port...What can I say, too much of a good thing? We're in a bit of that vortex where it all seems to becoming routine. Up early, off to the smoothie bar for your preferred concoction of the morn. Shower, dress, breakfast, hustle off for a four hour tour of wherever we happen to be. Back to the ship for lunch, and relaxing afternoon. Back to the room for cocktails and appies for 5 delivered by our ever present butler Bento, then another shower and dress for dinner. I was actually looking at the DVD library listing...

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Jun 15, 2015 - Corfu

Monday, June 15 We had a pleasant sail overnight and enjoyed our arrival in Corfu at 10 am. As we had a very busy day in Kotor we elected to just stay on board and enjoy the empty ship. People left the ship in droves. I headed to the pool for the greater part of the day, then retired to our balcony to watch the people returning with all their souvenirs.

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May 15, 2015 - Back in port

Had a nice farewell dinner back in Gouvia with Lynn & Clifford. They are now heading to Milan (their European centre of operations) and we head off for the UK. The weather will be a bit different there no doubt. This will close our Greek sailing posts. We look forward to the next adventure hopefully sometime soon. Shaun & Chris xx

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May 14, 2015 - Petriti, Corfu

After a lazy morning in bay of Fanari, we set off for the island of Corfu and the fishing village of Petriti on the South east side of the island. Unfortunately no wind so we had to motor again, but we did have some fun surfing off the back of the boat as we were going along. The trick was to jump off at the front, let the boat sail/motor past you and then grab the rope before the boat sped off. Fun in the Med on a windless day! We made it into Petriti at 6.30pm and found a taverna along the front. We became very friendly with the owner and...

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May 11, 2015 - Day 3 -Lakka, on the island of Paxos, Greece

it started of a lovely day, but we knew a storm was approaching so we decided to stay put for the day in Paxos. About 2pm the wind started to come up, then the skies darkened and we were hit by 30 knot winds, 50 kph. The boats were swirling around and we saw some yachts come in with sails wrapped around themselves, German crews came in with wet weather gear and the sailors hanging over the sides. We were happy to be anchored safely.. Then, at 6pm, all cleared and we were off for cocktail hour! Had another lovely dinner watching the...

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May 10, 2015 - Day 2: Paxos

We motored from Mourtos to Paxos Island yesterday afternoon. No wind...but that is about to change! Forecast today is winds building up to 29 knots so we are going to stay put here. Lakka is where the olive oil is made for Harrods, so we are off to see that, relax in a taverna or two, or three, and eat some more Greek delights! It's a hard life.....

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May 9, 2015 - 1st day Gouvia, Corfu to Mourtos - Greece

Our first day started with picking the boat earlier than expected. Very helpful locals took care of us to get supplies and provisioning and by 3pm we were off! The weather has been very balmy and not much wind. We motor sailed 20 miles in very calm conditions to Mourtos and had dinner at one of the local restaurants. Unfortunately the dinghy outboard engine didn't work so Clifford & Shaun had to row to the shore! They earned their dinner. We had local octopus, prawns, calamari & mussels all cooked by the chef Petrus. Yummy! Tomorrow we set...

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Apr 30, 2015 - Get the Windex!

Corfu is not as Greecey as I was expecting...no white washed walls with blue roofs, alas that is more the stuff of Santorini and Mykonos...perhaps another trip someday. But this attractive in a run down sort of way is attractive in its own rite. It has it's old fort and new fort. The old fort has been destroyed by everyone in these parts' nemesis...the barbarians, but was rebuilt in various incarnations in the Napolean, English etc iterations. Several sleeping dogs...in the middle of busy sidewalks. Kitties that lounge in offduty bistro...

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Oct 23, 2014 - Corfu

For our last day in Corfu we walked to the nearby Mon Repos Villa. The villa was built as a summer residence for the English Commissioner Thomas Maitland, and his Greek wife in 1828–1831, although they had to vacate the villa soon afterwards when Maitland was sent to serve in India. The villa was rarely used as a residence for the British governors. In 1833, it housed a school of fine arts, while in 1834, the park was opened to the public. Empress Elisabeth of Austria stayed there in 1863. Here she fell in love with the island, where she...

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Oct 22, 2014 - Corfu

Another tour today; this time around the island of Corfu. Our first stop was the Achilleion palace built in Corfu by Empress of Austria Elisabeth of Bavaria. Elisabeth was a woman obsessed with beauty, and very powerful she built the palace in 1890 about ten kilometres to the south of the city of Corfu. The palace was designed with the mythical hero Achilles as its central theme. Corfu was Elizabeth's favourite vacation place and she built the palace because she admired Greece and its language and culture. Achilleion's location provides a...

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Oct 20, 2014 - Corfu

Another beautiful day so we walked into town again to visit the new fort. In the aftermath of the first great Ottoman siege of Corfu in 1537, the Venetians developed plans to expand the fortifications of the city. They built the new fort close to the old one. Check out the photos of both. There were great views up there but not much in the fort. We stopped for lunch in the harbour where the various ferry boats leave from. We thought we were going to have a light lunch of appetizers but it turned into a large plateful of small portions of...

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