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Leros

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5 travelers at this place:

  • Day517

    Koufonisia

    September 14, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    On our from Naxos SE towards the Dodecanese we passed Koufonisia it looked beautiful but a bit small to spend the next week on and the Pilot book said the bay experienced severe gusts during the Meltemi, so onwards we headed. Admittedly the Pilot book also said that it wasn’t possible to take the channel between the islands that we had just taken to reach the Koufonisia harbour but hey you can’t be right all the time and our Greek chart was quite sure there was plenty of water and space. Sadly once we cleared this island the sea got a lot choppier and the wind picked up so I spent the next 8hours lying on the floor😓 feeling very sorry for myself. We arrived at Levitha, our anchorage, at 9pm in the dark and tried to find a mooring bouy, we gave up and anchored leaving again early to come here to Leros. Levitha also looked good but almost deserted we could hear goats and apparently there was 1taverna, that was who had put in the mooring bouys. Perhaps we will be able to go back for a couple of nights but a week would be too long. Again the journey started well but deteriorated to me lying on the floor feeling queasy🤢 and then just before we arrived the jib catch, at the top, it might be called the leach, broke. We managed to furl the sail roughly to get into the large natural harbour at Lakki on Leros and anchored up. This was Saturday the sail guy is going to come and have a look 👀 tomorrow to let us know the cost of repair, we will also get the sacrificial edge, the UV bit, replaced as it is almost completely gone. We have also replaced the Greek courtesy flag with a new one. Photo of map will help with next post from our quad biking day.Read more

  • Day521

    Quad biking around Leros

    September 18, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Since we had a day to wait until our foresail was ready we hired a quad bike for a day and took a whistle stop drive around. We went first to the Castle near Plantanos passing a row of windmills that had been converted into holiday lets they looked lovely. The Castle was built by the Knights of St John on the site of older temples and had commanding views of all the island bays. Then down into Agia Marina for a coffee before visiting the British war cemetery. This is, per the museum curator at the Castle, where Ginger Baker’s (from the band Cream) Dad is buried. We then drove North to the airport and beyond to the boatyards at Partheni and to Blefouti where we tried to find the vineyards and failed probably for the best as John was driving and unless the wine is sweet I wouldn’t like it. My palette is not cultured yet. The airport is tiny with one runway that only takes prop planes and ends at the sea. We then headed to Gourna bay for lunch where I tried Mussels Saganaki, that means in a tomato garlic and feta sauce, very Greek and very nice John had Pork steak beautifully cooked and huge. We don’t understand why pork is so cheap when we haven’t seen a single pig. After lunch we decided to tackle one of the many peaks on the island and chose the one in the South West up from Xirocampos, it was a heck of a drive on a gravel road the engine on the bike it was only a 150 struggled on some of the inclines, but the views at the top were awesome, we even found a German looking bunker. The trip down was even slower than on the way up, and we were impressed with the local goats road sense, as we approached they got off the road and when we had passed got back on. We then went back up the island to Panteli for an ice cream 🍦 before popping in for some shopping before returning the bike. After we dropped off the bike we met Sandra and Dennis for a drink, this is a couple who lived in Beaucette for 4 years in early 2000. They have been sailing for 18 years on and off, stopping and working when necessary. We chatted about Guernsey 🇬🇬 and also their travels.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Dimos Leros, Leros, Λέρου

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