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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 […]

IN THE MELTEMI GALE WIND

From the Sporades, a full days sailing south with engine, when needed, at over six knots took us to Skiros – course southwest – hoping for following winds…but it was headwinds. The old town the other side is reachable by bus.  Not seeing attractions in the harbour to tempt us, we left at 5.30 next […]

LEAVING THE SPORADES – summer 2021

This summer David and Sarah’s voyage of over 400 miles was from the Sporade s of north east Greece round the bottom of the Peloponnese and up to Kalamata, where Shearwater is now in the port yard for the winter.   It has been the second summer of COVID causing everyone travel problems, and we […]

2021 HIDDEN LINES

Some family fun was possible before we went sailing.I suppose they all laughed because they think my phone is going to fall off the car roof. Nearly all of my family lined up by the river for a birthday in Llanberis so I could celebrate being 75. Camping in a circle round a firepit I […]