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Feb 6, 2019 - Wonderful Greece.....

Had pretty good weather when we returned from Corfu. On the weekend we drove around the island, Levkas – stunning, even when overcast. The west coast is lovely, the waters emerald green and lined with beautiful mountains covered with pine forests. Went back to Corfu for a few days to stay on our new boat – yes we have another boat – this one for blue water cruising. More on that later, especially as the Brexit outcome / result dictates a lot of what comes next. Having the car is great, we spent last weekend travelling around on the...

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winter 2018/19

Jan 25, 2019 - Winter in Lefkada

Following beautiful weather we had some significant snow fall on the mountains on the mainland and even on the higher ground of the island. Very pretty sight. January 2019 Kali Khronia This is the first year in many that Gen and I managed to see the new year in. Didn’t attend the new years eve party in Porto but went on deck and lit some sprarklers and saw the odd firework go off – no major display. Hired a car for a few weeks and have been out looking at boats. Had a lovely drive to Igoumenitsa a long the coastal route and then inland for...

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winter 2018/19

Dec 24, 2018 - Winter in the Ionian

November 2018 The weather has been amazing – and it’s November. Lovely warm days with temperatures around 20C – its such a shame to be in the marina. Although there have been the odd severe thunderstorms whipping up the wind. Luckily we don’t have boats on one side of us so have commandeered a second lazy line (which helps reduce the amount of leaning we do onto our neighbour Neil). The liveaboard community here is quite active – Knit and Natter on Tuesdays, Wacky Walkers on Sundays, there’s line dancing classes as well as Latin dancing...

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winter 2018/19

Nov 2, 2018 - Not quite the last entry - photo's added

Sunday 21 – Wednesday 24 October Headed back to Lefkada and anchored in Vliho and Tranquil bay. Just enjoying our time with the lovely weather. Wednesday 24 October Anchored near Kastos on Kastos Island. Nice anchorage. You can see it’s the end of the season. The town looked very closed down. Very few boats in the harbour. Thursday 25 October The wind had changed direction and had picked up in the morning. Our anchor drag alarm went off so we just got up and moved on. We got a sprightly sail in and anchored for a short while near Ak Skrota,...

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our 2018 adventure

Sep 6, 2018 - ANC: D/D: small little bay Kastos island to HBR/ANC Nydri, Lefkada

Good Morning. Still with wind concerns, Otoku could not be reached. :-(. Nor could Ithaca island. :-(. (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) Opposite the entrance into Nydri.... is the famed Onaissis island of Scorpios. (pic) . Such a beautiful island, with such a colorful history. In their place, the wind helped us get to Nydri, on the island of Kefkada. [Nydri is a very ‘hopping place’ alive with music, neon lighted dance boats, and tours that leave the harbor around 11:00p.m. and return still blaring music and flashing neon lights,...

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Sep 5, 2018 - HBR: D/D: Agia Effemia to. ANC small little bay Kastos island

We hurried our breakfast, so we would be ready to be picked up a little before 9:00a.m., for our taxi ride to Messillini Cave. Within 1/2 hour we have arrived cave, and were the very first ones in line. This was the perfect time to arrive. Over the years the lines have been lengthy, and the wait to see this phenomenon has taken as long as 1-1/2 hours to reach the boats.(pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) (pic) Today Lady Luck was with us, we came, we went, and we conquered, then returned to the...

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Sep 6, 2017 - Vathy, Meganisi (day #2)

Good Morning, from my sandwhiched position between last night's neighbors: ALLURE and MY ELIZA. Just as I was finished my breakfast..... MY ELIZA left first, followed on her heels, ALLURE. Now there is an empty slip on each side of Milena. Upon our nighttime neighbors departures, it now revealed our closest boats..... M/Y ITAKA on our port side, and ALCOR SECONDO. on our starboard. (These were not to be our overnight neighbors, but are just for our daytime enjoyment until we get sandwiched on either side again. Note: The 76 foot, wood...

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Sep 5, 2017 - Vathi, Meganisi

Boy, what a night we each had last night with the horrid, little square, lighted music party boat. Sleeping by fits and snatches. Meeting over the salon table in the morning, just prior to breakfast, all of us were dragging our bodies around with a lot of effort. It was a joint decision... that no matter where we stayed tonight, it was NOT going to be here or in the equally LOUD port of Nidri. Anywhere else on the planet would do. . This is our beach returned to normal after nightclub-swimming-dancing-music marathon last night. Jacques has...

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Sep 4, 2017 - At Anchor at Ak. Kefali beach (second Kefali of this trip), mainland, Greece

After breakfast, while I was blogging, Jacques and Marina went ashore for supplies. They sneaked off the boat so quietly, I did not hear them leave. If I did -- I would have gone with them...... Anyhow -- they cam back from town a little before noon, "with their tails between their legs, and panting from the heat". After stowing the groceries, Milena lifted her skirts, and high tailed it out of the harbor. With the temperatures heating up, Millie was preparing to exit on the same route, thru the canal, that we entered yesterday -- only...

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Sep 3, 2017 - Lefkada, Lefkas, Greece

Marina, Nelson and I were chatting away this morning, as she was making my omelette, while Nelson and I were blogging. Jacques?? He went to the store, to check out the supplies for my dinner preparation this evening. All was normal, until the return of Jacques, who slid thru the salon, in much darker clothes then when he left. I looked at the floor, and he had left a trail of water, as he was angrily sputtering something to Marina, and she was trying to keep the smirking, and giggle stifled. "Robin, evidently, Jacques fell in the...

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Sep 2, 2017 - At Anchor in front of Nidri, Lefkas, Greece

Good morning from the breakfast table on Milena. We shall start of the morning by sharing our today's journey. Milena and her dynamic duo left Kastus at the conclusion of the breakfast service. . As we are cruising to the West, I spy an old friend, Arkhoudi, yet one more time. I am beginning to recognize all the islands in this area by sight -- not by map. How cool is that. Anyhow, we have now passed Arkhoudi, and are on our way toward Meganisi. Milena had picked the perfect place for us to stop for lunch. The southern most tip of...

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Sep 1, 2017 - At anchor in front of little village on Kastus island (day #2)

Good morning from our sleep, twilight zoned cove. All the boats I saw last night before going to bed, have all gone. Now there is only one older sailboat anchored forwards, off our port side. Jacques missed his morning "Figaro" newspaper.... Marina had some letters to send, and me -- and I wanted to send out my blog. . Jacques had his morning activity before him. When I awakened this morning, on the pillow next to mine, then was a 1-inch screw. When I cam into the salon I said good morning to both Jacques and Marina, and presented: "A...

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