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Summer sailing the Ionians 2023

  ♦Shearwater was dry and clean at the yard inmessolonghi. However several wasp nests caused problems. The leaky seawater pump got fixed and many other things were sorted out before we left. On the following set of pictures are views of our first month. Euphemia, Ithaca, fiscardo and then our favourite – Kastos. More notes […]

FROM CASTOS TO VULTURE BAY

After so much Upwind motoring shearwater lived up to her name by skimming the waves under Spinnaker all day heading se in a 15 knot wind on the beam. We’ve had this cut as an asymmetric Spinnaker . So we can sail with a side wind. One person can drop it ! At vulture bay […]

TO KASTOS

From POROS where Linda caught the ferry we sailed at 6 knots close hauled to KASTOS on one tack. Brilliant sailing fresh breeze, arrived September 1st. It’s warm with NO jellyfish. But on arrival just as we got one long stern line on at the beach an Israeli cat barged in between us and the […]

WATER AT KILLINI AND POROS

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Killini is where we said bye to owain and hello to Linda  It’s just a big ferry port with lines of trucks on a huge concrete area. At the nearest corner taverna was good seafood. Thrapsalos – baby squid. Water pressure and taste good so all filled up. strong n wind so diagonal warp added.  […]

TO ITHACA

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we are sailing north from cefalonia to Ithaca,. From the true legend of captain Corelli’s mandolin to the old 1200 bc legend of Odysseus. Anchored at the very beach he would have come ashore after all those years. Hello darling, I’m back…