Archive | June, 2022

SAILING ROUND SPARTA

capes round the peloponnese

After rounding Cape Malia we anchored before sunset in the wide south bay of Elafinisos. Clear shallow water in a huge arc framed long soft grey beaches which were busy with Greeks enjoying themselves under their sun parasols. Superyachts equalled small yachts in numbers, a few dozen of us swinging slowly on the anchors as […]

ROUND CAPE MALIA VIA THE CITADEL OF MONEMVASIA – WE EQUALLED THE CHALLENGE OF ODYSSEUS

The final hours of our passage when we approached the port of Leonhidos were spent sailing well at a good speed, reaching with both sails up. We love the noises that Shearwater makes.      We should by then have guessed what might happen next after the pleasant afternoon in the increasing wind. The harbour looked like […]