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  • Day398

    Schildkröten in Argostoli

    May 4, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Wer hätte gedacht das es solch große Schildkröten in Griechenland gibt. Unfassbar hätte sie noch stundenlang weiter beobachten können. 😍 Übrigens gibts hier keine Quallen, da sie von den Schildkröte gefressen werden😎

    Die Stadt war wirklich toll, viele kleine Läden und Cafes. Nach einem längeren Auswahlverfahren sind wir im besten Eiskaffee der Stadt gelandet - was ein Leckeres Crepe 😊

    Ein schöner Landgang bei milden Temperaturen.
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  • Day3

    Sailing to Kefalonia (Afternoon)

    October 2, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Having upped anchor and motored out from the bay it appeared the wind had almost died away to nothing, so the only option was to continue with engine power.

    The sea conditions were calm and with little breeze, other than that created by the movement if the boat, Tom and Rob decided it was a perfect opportunity to test fly the drone from a moving vessel.

    They decided a good take-off spot was towards the front of the yacht and set-up there, but this turned out not to be such a good idea. The drone didn't cope well with fact that it's take-off spot moved and this confused it completely. It wizzed off towards the rear of the boat, collided simultaneously with Rob and the mast, stopped it's rotors and sulked, which is pretty much what Rob and Tom did as they collected the drone and checked it was okay. It was.

    It turns out that it's really hard to fly a drone from a moving boat so after a bit of analysis it was decided it wasn't a good idea given the chances of it ending up in the sea were quite high. So the rest of the journey was simply chilling out until it was time to prepare Rincewind for her mooring. That went perfectly and with everything in place it was once again time for a G&T. It seems to be a ritual one simply has to do, you know.

    So, still no sunset and not even the slightest evidence of some bloke with an eye patch and parrot. Maybe tomorrow then, Jim lad!
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  • Day464

    Agostoli on Cephalonia

    July 23, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    On our way from Pessades to Argostoli we visited Nisis Vardhianoi, off to the West of the bay entrance, for a swim and a look round, as seems to be the case in most of the inaccessable spots in Greece there was a chapel of sorts though unlike many of the others we have seen it was not well looked after. On the island there was also a wreck, John thinks it’s from around 2-3 years ago but boat was about 50 years old, photos attached both of wreck and flora etc we found on the island.Argostoli although apparently being the capital was a fairly quiet town, inhabitants all very friendly. The coastguard that we spoke to when we registered explain that he worked too many hours for too little money, so did the lady in the laundry and the shopkeeper, it seems to be a common problem. While there one morning we met a Brit who was spending his holiday helping a local charity monitor the loggerhead turtles 🐢. He explained that they tended to come into harbour early morning to see the fisherman when they brought their catches in. So that’s our goal for tomorrow morning.Read more

  • Day595

    Sami on Cephalonia

    December 1, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    OK so we are getting closer every trip to our Christmas 🎄 stopover location of Lefkas Marina on Lefkas. After waiting out a couple of days of high winds up in Messolonghi, we headed south down the channel to the open water. I had eaten ginger, taken tablets and was wearing my anti seasick bands all it turns out for no reason, there was a little chop but as we stayed in the shallow water as we headed west along the coast it didn’t amount to much. We then hugged Oxia island and headed slightly north to Ormos Petalas, a large shallow lagoon as more winds expected, and they did arrive so we stayed two nights and one day with only distant lights for company while winds howled around us. Sea didn’t pick up but that was probably because we were anchored in only 8 foot of water.
    On 30th November we continued the trip west, again it was a lot more pleasant than expected with the sun coming out for most of it, 4hours later we arrived in Sami harbour and found 2fishing boats and 1 other yacht. Ludwig the Danish owner of the other yacht a steel self build is off home on Monday leaving his boat alongside on the quay. We were a bit dubious but he has been cruising the Northern Ionian for 5years and all the locals know him and he assures us they will watch his boat for him.
    Today we walked to the main sites near the harbour, the Paleokastro and Antes Fanentes two sites from ancient Sami an Acropolis and church respectively. The last photo is of the walking trail backdown to town, it didn’t feel very Greek.
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  • Day597

    Fiskardo, northern Cephalonia

    December 3, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Travelled from Sami up the Ithaca Channel to the pretty little harbour of Fiskardo. By all accounts it’s a very popular yachtie stop, and we can understand why just glad we visited in December and appeared to be the only visitors. Did a couple of walks one through the Cypress trees to the south the other to the lighthouses on the headland. The older, Venetian lighthouse is now in a private house’s garden, how awesome would that be? Scenery was stunning, sorry no photos as took camera not iPad. This morning on another walk, this time to the northwest, where we saw loads of toadstools I even managed a quick skinny dip, bonus of being the only ones around, bays and coves were lovely, water was beautiful aquamarine and surrounding rock is flinty so lovely smooth white pebbles, idyllic. In the photo of the town on the left you can see a yellow house with blue shutters it’s for sale and is the one John wants!Read more

  • Day398

    Joggen am abend...

    May 4, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    ... vertreibt Kummer und Sorgen. Vor allem bei der genialen Gegend. So kann es immer sein 😊

    Jetzt noch die Menüs und die Welt drucken, dann gehts ins Bett.

  • Day73

    Ag.Nikolaos - Sami ( Kefallonia )

    August 10, 2007 in Greece ⋅ 25 °C

    Heute ist der grosse Tag von Gian. Das berühmte Wrack in der Wreck-Bay. Wir starten vor dem Touristenrummel um 07.00 und erreichen die Bay um 08.30. Ein gewaltiger Eindruck. Wir sind alleine in dieser Arena. Die Wände ringsherum sind ca. 100m hoch und unten auf der Bühne liegt das Wrack.
    Nachdem die Touris eintrummeln verlassen wir die Bay wieder. 35 sm motoren sind wieder angesagt.
    Das Ionische Meer ist halt im Sommer ein Schwachwindrevier.
    In Sami angekommen ist der Hafen schon ziemlich voll. Die Italienischen Motorbootflotillen sind da, grauenhaft!
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  • Day12


    November 8, 2016 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 88 °F

    Great tour of family owned olive oil pressing business. View down to the sea and city of Zakinthos from a church above the city.

  • Day3

    Roman temple

    August 9, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Some very well preserved mosaics just on the edge of Skala village. Free, and with informative signs. Although I'm surprised there's no mention of the stone in the Byzantine part that is very clearly reclaimed from an olive press.Read more

  • Day7

    Spot the lizard

    August 13, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    It's quite a good holiday for seeing animals, but not a great one for photographing them (apart from cats).

    Lizards hide. The swift chicks are tucked away in a dark corner and the adults are too fast. Butterflies are too unpredictable to catch on camera. The goats are an unseen clonkling over the crest of the hill - until this afternoon when they decided to break out and wander into town, chased down the road by their owner on a moped. Cicadas are audible but virtually invisible until one attempts a short blundering flight and hits you in the ear. And the nightjar only comes out after dusk.

    I do have some excellent pictures of a hummingbird hawkmoth, but on the other camera so they will have to wait til I'm home.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Dimos Kefalonia, Kefalonia, Κεφαλονιάς

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