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Epirus

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  • Day3

    Ionisches Meer & schmale Wege

    September 14 in Greece

    Ausschlafen u. ab an den Strand. HERRLICH, warm & glasklar. Das hält man gut 'ne Weile aus. Schmale Straßen & schmale Wege, die sich durch die grüne Natur schlängeln. Da gibt's so manche versteckte schöne Villa oder Kleinod.

  • Day443

    Pagania, mainland Greece

    July 2 in Greece

    OK so I spoke too soon the SD card we picked up was a C-Map 4D even though we had told the lady in the shop that our Furuno chart plotter would only take NT, NT+, and Max. We think that that’s what she told the engineer but either he didn’t believe her or thought there was no way anyone would have anything that old! We don’t know but we paid for it and brought it on board to try but as expected the chart plotter panicked and didn’t get off the opening page. I called and told the store that the card was no good and could they get the one we had asked for and given them the number of, the lady wouldn’t confirm over the phone she just wanted us to go in again the next morning. We did and then had to come back to boat to get existing chip and operators manual to confirm that what we had asked for was what we needed. Great! So anyway we now have to wait till Wednesday (the 4th) to get the card hopefully the right one this time. We were originally told Tuesday but hey this is Greek time so no surprise that’s it’s a day later. We also got to experience the Greek postal system, it would appear that only post offices can sell stamps so we managed to find a post office and we were the only ones who actually wanted to post anything others were paying bills, collecting money and other things that took ages with obviously only 2staff working and queue almost out the door. William your birthday present is on its way but I really have no idea when it will arrive.
    Well rather than stay on the anchorage which was getting crowded as apparently lots of boats have to move out of the marina for Fri Sat Sun as that’s the change over dates for the charter boat companies and the marina needs all the berths, we decided to go across to the mainland. We found this lovely little very protected bay a dog leg where the noisiest things were the cicadas and the cows, the only habitation was a farm though we had had to dodge a fair few fish farms to get into the bay. We had to navigate there, the old fashioned way with a paper chart, fortunately it was day light and clear so we were fine. Sorry no photos of anchorage was too busy relaxing but I have attached some scenery ones and one of me drinking the blue wine we bought back in Almerimar, yes blue!
    We are now back at Gouvia anchorage as like I said we were told Tuesday but now it’s Wednesday hopefully.
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  • Day446

    We eventually managed to get the correct chip, on American Independence Day. So after two more nights anchored off Gouvia waiting for the chip and then another because it arrived late in the day we headed South. I would give you a blow by blow account but it just winds me up but while waiting I swam from our anchorage to the chapel in the bay photo 3 and also took pictures of some of the plastic fantastics in the Marina and there were a lot (photo 1 & 2) On Thursday morning we headed south past Corfu Town and then across the channel to our next anchorage which was beautiful so peaceful just cicadas and egrets to keep us company, well there were also some fish but they didn’t come out until after we had put the fishing rods away and then they were leaping joyously out the water. Photos 4 5&6. I am also now reading Eleni which is based in a mountain village close to Pagania and Igoumenitsa about one woman’s struggle through the Second World War and Greek civil war that formed part of WW2 and continued until 1949 its a very good read.Read more

  • Day447

    End Bay S of Mourtos

    July 6 in Greece

    So after a very peaceful if very warm night yesterday we have continued south. (Oh I must take this opportunity to thank my mum for, I would say helping me but really she did most of the work, making our sunshade for Take Five without it I would definitely have melted by now.) We aren’t managing to travel very far as it gets so hot we need to anchor and get in the water, but today, not in accordance with the forecast I might add, there was a southerly breeze for the morning we made it down to Nisis Sivota and Mourtos where we then pottered around looking for an anchorage that was shallow enough and had enough space for us well we ended up in End Bay. There are some very flash apartments well I think that’s what they are might be houses and a hotel complex. We had hoped to go out to Paxos and Antipaxos but the weather this weekend off the coast is a bit much for us so we will stay on the mainland, our books do say that at the weekend both islands get very busy with trippers so hopefully it’s not too big a loss. First 3photos are at tonight’s anchorage the other three are boats we’ve seen in last few days. I tried to photograph a Mitchel that John saw today but it was too small.Read more

  • Day450

    Preveza

    July 9 in Greece

    Our first night in a marina in Greece, well sort of we are actually on what they call the Town Quay it has elec and water but only costs E14 a night. We have filled up with water and are charging everything up and may even, if it gets a little cooler do some hoovering. I have been using the ‘ it’s really not worth putting the generator on just so I can hover excuse’ for a while now. Luckily a friendly German helped us to moor up as this was our first stern too with the anchor but we did a lot better than the catamaran that came in after us that had 4 guys and their wives on board, admittedly the wives all stayed inside well out of the way while the men stuffed things up on their own even with both John and the helpful German assisting.
    Since I last posted we have spent 2more nights at anchor, the first in Parga where although we tried to go ashore in the dinghy the swell caused by the high winds made it impossible, well impossible without getting soaked. The second night we spent in Two Rock Bay which was only about 10 miles south of Parga but as the swell was horrible and I had had a lousy nights sleep a short trip was called for. Two Rock was much quieter only 6 boats not 13 and no jet boats and ringos or waterskiing. The reason I, well both of us really, had a bad nights sleep was the wedding party that was in the beach bar/restaurant off our stern with speakers pointing offshore so as not to upset their neighbours. Initially we thought it wouldn’t be too bad as after the fireworks there was DJ music not too loud and recognisable for the most part, but at midnight the volume went up and a Greek guy started warbling, hat off to him he kept going for 3hours, but really some of us wanted to sleep! I was hoping to spend another night there under calmer and quieter circumstances but the swell when we woke was rolling in so we headed off to find somewhere calmer. We very nearly came unstuck when John assumed, you know the joke, that we should go south about the rocks in the bay to get to the anchorage and got to the point where there was no spare depth under the keel but all’s well that ends well.
    We have dropped off a load of washing and will be returning there later as they also have hot showers for E2 a time, our last proper shower was in Gallipoli, though in our defence we do rinse off the salt every night and have tried to wash our hair with our fish friendly shampoo every couple of days but it doesn’t lather or seem to be able to cope the salt build up very well. But it’s salty hair or poison the fish so salty it is!
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  • Day10

    Das Amphiteater vom Dodona fasste einst 18000 Zuschauer.
    Ob die Eintritte früher auch schon so überrissen hoch waren??? Das weis nur der Zeus.

    Haben aber lecker gefuttert in einer alternativen Taverne gleich nebenan. Auser dem Bruder des Wirtes, waren wir die einzigen.

  • Day866

    Kato Riza oder "Beachlife"

    August 20 in Greece

    Deutlich später als geplant stehen wir auf und kommen erst gegen 11 Uhr los, angesichts der Temperaturen ein denkbar unkluges Vorgehen. Im weiterhin sehr hügeligen Terrain hangeln wir uns von Schattenpause zu Schattenpause. Am Nachmittag erfahren wir dann aber doch noch eine Abkühlung, als ein Gewitter mit kräftigem Regen niedergeht. Die kleine Wetterirritation ist ebenso schnell wieder verschwunden wie sie gekommen ist, zügig fahren wir uns wieder trocken. Am frühen Abend erreichen wir die Taverne eines Campinplatzes und beschließen, hier auf ein Getränk einzukehren. Während wir selbiges schlürfen, fällt uns auf, wie nett es hier ist und checken spontan ein. Das türkisblaue Meer rauscht direkt vor der "Haustür" und lädt zu einem abendlichen Bad ein, anschließend gibt es Leckeres vom Tavernengrill, bevor wir in unserem Zelt unter schattenspendenden Bäumen in die Schlafsäcke kriechen. Was für ein Idyll! Es gefällt uns gar so gut, dass wir unsere Weiterreise verschieben und eine zweite und schließlich noch eine dritte Nacht buchen. Standesgemäß erwirbt Heiko Schnorchelequipment und eine Luftmatratze und die Tage an diesem traumhaften Fleckchen Erde lassen sich mit wenigen Worten beschreiben: ausschlafen, essen, baden, lesen, essen, baden, Sonnenuntergang, essen, wiederholen! Es könnte schlechter gehen...Read more

  • Day863

    Auf nach Griechenland...

    August 17 in Greece

    So schön wie Albanien aufgehört hat, fängt Griechenland an. Nach dem obligatorischen Grenzfoto radeln wir weiter und freuen uns über die schöne Landschaft. Einen großen Teil unseres weiteren Weges fahren wir völlig allein auf einer kleinen, von Autos unbefahrenen asphaltierten Straße mitten durch riesige Orangenplantagen. Am Abend erreichen wir Igoumenitsa, wo wir auf dem Campingplatz Drepano direkt am Meer unsere erste Nacht auf griechischem Boden verbringen.Read more

  • Day864

    Vikos-Schlucht

    August 18 in Greece

    Wir verlängern unseren Aufenthalt in Igoumenitsa um eine weitere Nacht, da wir für heute einen Ausflug planen. Nachdem wir durch die geänderte Routenplanug die Vikos-Schlucht nicht mit dem Fahrrad erreicht haben, möchten wir sie uns dennoch nicht entgehen lassen. So spazieren wir am Morgen in das 5 km entfernte Zentrum von Igoumenitsa und mieten hier für den heutigen Tag ein kleines Auto. Nach knapp zwei Stunden Fahrt erreichen wir das beschauliche Berdorf Monodendri, von hier aus geht es zu Fuß weiter. Wir durchwandern zwar nicht die ganze Schlucht bis Vikos, können aber auch auf dem gegangenen Teilstück einen guten Eindruck gewinnen. Nach dem durchaus anstrengenden, weil steilem Wiederaufstieg aus der Schlucht laufen wir noch zu einer nahe gelegenen Klosteranlage, wo sich ein toller Blick von oben auf die imposante Schlucht bietet. In Monodendri genießen wir noch Kaffee und Kuchen und treten dann unterbrochen von einem kleinen Abstecher zu einem weiteren lohnenswerten Aussichtspunkt die Rückreise an. Das Auto geben wir noch am selben Abend wieder ab und marschieren zurück zum Campingplatz, der morgige Muskelkater lässt sich bereits erahnen...Read more

  • Day865

    Parga

    August 19 in Greece

    Wir verlassen Igoumenitsa, küstennah soll es weiter südwärts gehen. Küste heißt jedoch nicht flach und so erwartet uns gleich zu Beginn der Etappe der erste ungemütliche Anstieg. So machen wir auch schon recht früh am Tag eine erste ausgiebigige Pause. Im kleinen Ort Plataria sitzen wir am Hafen, schreiben Postkarten und schlürfen Kaffee und Cola. Auch der weitere Streckenverlauf zeigt sich recht "wellig", in der griechischen Hitze eine echte Herausforderung. Belohnt werden wir stets durch grandiose Ausblicke auf Küste, Meer und Berglandschaft. Am Nachmittag zieht plötzlich ein Gewitter auf, den schlimmsten Regen sitzen wir in der "Kantina", einem äußerst sympathischen kleinen Straßenlokal aus. Wir sammeln weiter Höhenmeter, Claudias Akkus sind fast leer, als Heiko an einer Tankstelle, die von einer in Deutschland geborenen Griechin betrieben wird, mit einer kalten Cola wartet. Diese Energie reicht dann doch noch für den nächsten Berg, nach insgesamt knapp 1000 Höhenmetern soll dies dann auch der letzte für heute sein. Es folgt mit Einbruch der Dunkelheit eine steile Abfahrt in den heutigen Zielort Parga, der im Reiseführer als so beschaulich und idyllisch beschrieben wird. Je näher wir kommen, desto deutlicher offenbart sich das Gegenteil: Statt dem erwarteten kleinen Zeltplatz zwischen Zitrusplantagen finden wir uns in einem reichlich bevölkerten Touristennest inklusive Partymeile wieder, auf dem Campingplatz stehen die Zelte dicht an dicht...! Wir postieren uns auf einem freien Fleckchen, essen noch kurz etwas, gönnen uns einen kurzen Blick auf's Meer und gehen schlafen.Read more

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Epirus, Ήπειρος, Épire, Epiro, 이피로스 주

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