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Pylos-Nestoras

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  • Day472

    Ormos Navarinou

    July 31 in Greece

    OK so a whistle stop catch up, once we returned to the boat we departed the quay and anchored up for the night it meant we got at least a little breeze but swims were restricted as there were large white jellies in the bay. Next day we moved on to Kiparissia, where they were repairing their breakwater and had poured lots of concrete jacks but they looked very like modern day terracotta warriors stood in there rows on the quayside. Here we went alongside just behind a sad steel fishing boat. After a restful but warm afternoon we walked past the warriors and up into town heading for the old fort on the hill we got there but were very sweaty on arrival,views were worth it though and the lovely meal in the town square watching the kids on bikes skates and scooters. The following morning I managed a slow run before we headed off towards Pylos and Ormos Navarinou, a large almost enclosed bay. Apparently my run had taken it out of me coz I had to have a nap on the way down so missed seeing the caves at the entrance to the bay. It was OK though because John decided that the next day we needed to kayak around the island, Nikos Sfaktiria, that creates the bay, with a wadeable channel at the north. Well the book said wadeable I was on my very tippy toes to get across. It was a good trip if hot, we scavenged some more rope for tying around rocks, to keep our long lengths just for the water not wearing out on the rocks, we also found a little yellow rubber duck 🦆. The caves were impressive one of them was long and narrow and I admit I wimped out before I found the end because it was pitch black low roofed and I could hear a weird hissing squeaking noise.😱 There was also a big natural arch that we went through before returning up the inner eastern side of the island stopping to see the memorial for the fallen Greeks from 26 April 1825, and the memorial for the French from the battle of Navarro and the grave of Bonaparte’s nephew next to 2 churches 1was wooden which John loved. All in all it took us 4 1/2 hours we slept well that night.Read more

  • Day474

    Koroni

    August 2 in Greece

    From Navarino, after climbing up to the ruined Palacio kastro fort in the morning before breakfast, we headed south again and around the headland to Methoni a small surprisingly Greek touristy town. Methoni also had a ruined fort with a Turkish tower tight on the headland, we didn’t walk round this feeling we had done enough forts for while. Then today after some more research and emails we are still no closer to figuring out what we will do for the winter or where we will get the boat surveyed. We need to do this to be able to renew the insurance next January. However we have made a plan for the next few days, there are some higher winds sweeping in so we had to plan or risk being stranded without adequate shelter, that said with our luck it will either be early late or not arrive, that’s my preferred option, so we are spending tonight in Koroni. Guess what? Yes it has a ruined fort this one we did go and walk around there are a few houses inside the walks but it is mostly occupied by a monastery for John the Baptist. Tomorrow we head to Kalamata, a real marina, where we hope to be able to find Gluten free bread, if not I will use their electric to bake some. From there to, I think it is called Limeni and the Diros caves then Porto Kaylo and that’s enough of that because as all seafarers know plans are made to be broken, probably by the weather.Read more

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Dimos Pylos-Nestoras, Pylos-Nestoras, Πύλου - Νέστορος

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