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  • Day29

    Damp but underway in Meganissi

    April 22, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    We got the fuel in Preveza it was 35c a litre cheaper than at Lefkas Marina, then next day after buying some olive oil, olives and honey from the back of a scooter we headed back south to the turning bridge on the Lefkas Canal. We also bought a Minions rug for the wheelhouse floor.
    We were a bit early at the bridge so while waiting we had a tea but.... the water stopped..... John decided to check the pump. Arghh all the water 💦 from the fresh water tanks, about 700litres because we had filled up at the boat yard, was now in the bilges!!
    The water had just reached the bottom of the prop shaft, bilge pump on, and level dropping rapidly. By the time we had got through the bridge and to the anchorage just off the town quay the bilges were empty and John had identified the cause of the problem. We had very kindly been given a giant round buoy and we had deflated it and stowed it in the engine room by the water pump, without realising John had knocked one the pipes and then as we were coming across to the bridge the rock and roll of the sea had dislodged it completely. We know it was OK when we left Preveza as John had checked the engine room as he does before each voyage. He has decided to double jubilee clip the pipe now.
    So first job was to empty all the gear out of the bilges to dry it all out and see what could be saved and what had to be trashed We were lucky a lot of the gear was no worse off for a dunking, but we had to throw all the cardboard boxes 📦 stuff was in, we also disposed of some things that had been left by previous owner that were parts and spares for things that John had replaced.
    We were half way through the job when Nick and Gemma called us over for a drink, and we discovered that it was Gemma’s birthday 🎂 and that they had got engaged that morning, Ziggy was ring bearer. So we had a Buck’s Fizz to celebrate 🎉.
    Next morning we refilled the fresh water tanks, we had to pay this time, and then headed south to Meganissi where we anchored in Abelike bay. Lovely walks around the headlands on Meganissi with some great views.
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  • Day30

    Sivota and Vliho

    April 23, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    From Meganissi we headed west then south to Sivota, on south of Lefkada. It was interesting to see it open as when we had visited before in December everything was closed. We met Nick and Gemma and their visitors and had a good meal at Stavros’ Taverna. Next day we had planned to visit Big Vathi on Ithaca but as we were leaving Sivota Ocean Wolf arrived and advised that Vathi was still very windy and choppy, so we decided to stay in Sivota for lunch with Su and Pieta and a game of Uno, then headed up to Vliho to try out their quiz night. We had fun we didn’t win but the belly pork with jacket spud and coleslaw was delicious. We did make a Minion though he’s Stuart apparently. Today we did a mammoth walk (20km) from Vliho to Poros then the Southeast point of Lefkas before heading to Dessimi beach along the east coast and back to boat. Would have been a lovely walk if we had followed road out of Vliho but we went a bit cross country and ended up scrambling along a stream bed to avoid the main road so it took us an hour and a half to cover about 4km. Plain sailing after that but at one stage we really thought we would have retrace our steps that was after about 3 km of scrambling so that wouldn’t have been good, saw some beautiful flowers, lots of butterflies and grasshoppers as well as goats.Read more

  • Day5

    Spatochori, Meganisi

    October 4, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    The pirate ship sailed into the distance, clearly not at all interested in the bounty aboard Rincewind. Let's face it, your average pirate will never look mean and scary manning the cannons with a large blown-up pineapple under one arm. That pineapple was undoubtedly the saviour of the day.

    Before long the day's destination came into view and Captain Penny asked if Rob would like to take the helm to steer Rincewind onto her birth, so Rob took the wheel while Alan and Tom looked after the ropes. This was the first time Rob had done this and it was a delicate operation too ... the yacht had to be taken-in backwards (the standard way in Greece) but he also had to go manoeuvre around another boat into the reserved slot against the pontoon, whilst avoiding a group of swimmers nearby. Rob managed it perfectly and was really proud of his success, with the G&T's being used to toast the achievement a little later.

    Having completed the drinks tradition and showered, Penny, Tom and Rob took the path up to the viewpoint above the small marina. They were hoping for a good sunset but once again the light never came. The view was amazing though and well worth the effort of climbing all those steps. The main village was there too so a little time was spent having a quick look around.

    The evening ended with a group meal in the beach restaurant with the crews of all ten boats attending. It was a great evening and also a lovely atmosphere afterwards when Rincewind's crew chilled on her deck for a while before bed time.

    Another day comes to a close.
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  • Day5

    Sailing to Spatochori

    October 4, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    The journey to Spatochori was straightforward with the aim to find a pleasant cove or bay to drop anchor for lunch and to go swimming ... and this is exactly what happened. Penny was first in the water followed by Rob who, it has to be said, was a complete wimp about getting into the water. The water was lovely once you were in, Rob just made heavy weather of it and took ages. Yes a real wimp, but once he was in he agreed the water was lovely and both Penny and Rob messed about in the water, accompanied by large blow-up pineapple (there's a theme going on here don't you think) until it was time to raise the anchor and continue the journey.

    On the way to the port for the night there was a strange sighting. Tom and Rob were sure they spotted a skull & crossbones on another boat. Could there be pirates in these waters, me-hearty? Rob managed a blurry photo of the offending vessel so what do you think? Will there be dastardly deeds on the High Seas before nightfall?
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  • Day6

    Little Vathy, Meganisi

    October 5, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Today brought excellent weather once again with the forecast predicting virtually no wind - wrong again.

    The briefing and breakfast were in the beach restaurant, where the meal was held the night before, but there wasn't very far to go today so the aim was to use the engine to once again find somewhere to stop for lunch and a swim. Essentially, this is what happened but before long the wind increased, the sails were raised and the engine turned off. You can see from the route for today that far more time was spent at sea than the day promised according to the forecast. The sailing was great in fact.

    The wind had disappeared after the stop for lunch and a swim (Rob wasn't such a wimp this time) so the engine was used to cruise to Little Vathy to end the day.

    The evening was once again a group meal but with pre-dinner drinks provided by the floatilla Captain and his wife ... though it's probably more accurate to say the drinks were included in the charter price. On the way there Rob managed to capture something approaching a sunset, though only on his phone, but it was better than nothing of course, though not quite the glorious event he was hoping for.
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  • Day600


    December 6, 2018 in Greece ⋅ 🌙 7 °C

    So from Fiscardo, we travelled a 10 miles to Vassiliki in the south of Lefkas. They are building what should be, if it is finished, a very well equipped and sheltered marina here. We found room to go alongside on the town quay and apart from the work on the marina it was very quiet we found one open coffee shop no taverna though so after a walk around town and along the beach we had food on board. The next day it was only 5 miles to Sivota but we stopped on the way so I could have a swim, after the skinny dip I realised the water is a lot warmer than I expected so as the sun was out I did a 30min swim and wiped the face of the depth sounder as the readings were getting a bit hazy. We had thought that Vassiliki was quiet, well nothing was open in Sivota not even a cafe, but it was a very sheltered bay and in shoulder months is probably lovely. This time of year the sun left the moorings very early and it got a bit chilly. Once again a walk, then food on board.
    Today we travelled 6 miles to get to Port Spiglia on Meganisi. We were approached by a coastguard boat on route but when we slowed so we could talk to them they waved and zoomed off. We have walked up the hill to Spartakhori, where there was one very Greek cafe that was open it was full of old men drinking Greek coffee, we saw quite a few very old looking Greek ladies all in black including the headscarf. We also rode our bikes around the coast to Vathi where we found tourist coffee but again no tavernas, perhaps we can eat out tomorrow in Nidri, who knows.
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  • Day65

    Levkas Marina - Ak. Makria ( Meganisi )

    August 2, 2007 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Wir verabschieden uns von den beiden anderen Schiffen und fahren unter Motor den Kanal zurück Richtung Süden. Kaum aus dem Kanal raus setzen wir Vollzeug und segeln wunderbar bis zu der Insel MEGASINI.
    Unterwegs sehen wir noch auf der anderen Seite von SKORPIOS die Megayacht von Onassis, die dort festgemacht liegt. Wir steuern in die erste Bucht im Norden und sehen sofort unseren Uebernachtungsplatz.
    Anker runter und Landleine setzen. Der Rest ist baden und die Ruhe geniessen, bis eine Megamotoryacht in der Bucht ankert. Aus mit der Ruhe;der Geneator läuft die ganze Nacht und die Beleuchtung kann mit dem Berner Münster durchaus mithalten.
    Ich habe endgültig die Nase voll von Motorbooten- und yachten.
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  • Day27


    August 24, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Prendiamo la barca con Lillo, marialuisa e Gennaro. Ci facciamo dei bagni in delle calette bellissime delle isole skorpio e meganisi. Mare trasparente e colori sempre diversi. Le Giannino e Gennaro fanno tuffi a ripetizione!!!!
    Giornata memorabile
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Dimos Meganisi, Meganisi, Μεγανησίου, MGN