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Epirus

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  • Day11

    Van Preveza naar Aristi!

    July 1 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Weer een heerlijk ontbijt gehad in het hotel. We vertrekken naar Aristi! De binnenlanden in. Eenmaal in de bergen krijgen we prachtige natuur te zien. Nog onderweg 2 x een schildpad gered!! Weer komen we in een fantastisch hotel. Wauw wat een uitzicht. Op de Vikos berg. Morgen rijden we er naar toe en kijken of we daar kunnen wandelen. Nu lekker op terrasje aan een lunch.Read more

  • Day12

    Aristi en omgeving!

    July 2 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Vandaag zijn we het berglandschap gaan bekijken. Vanmorgen richting Papingo gereden. Onderweg gestopt en langs de rivier gelopen. Prachtig stuk om te wandelen, klimmen en klauteren. Daarna naar Papingo en Micro Papingo gereden. Hele leuke dorpen. Zeker de moeite waard. Aparte huizen. Nog naar een paar bronnen geweest waar mooie vlinders zaten en het water was heerlijk fris. Hebben niet gezwommen. Nadien zijn we naar Het uitzicht Oxia gereden waar we de kloof konden zien. Prachtig.
    Na dit spectaculaire uitzicht te hebben gezien zijn we gaan tanken en bleek onze band weer slap te zijn. Morgen laten maken. Onderweg weer twee keer een schildpad gered. Lekker gegeten in het dorp. Nu lekker slapen.
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  • Day13

    Vikos kloof!

    July 3 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Vanmorgen een beetje verslapen. Wilde op tijd opstaan om een gedeelte van de kloof te gaan lopen. Maar och wat maakt het uit. We hebben vakantie. Om 10.30 uur zijn we vanuit het dorpje Vikos begonnen met de wandeling. Het was al warm en een heel geklauter om beneden gekomen. Een stuk doorgelopen en toen naar de rivier. Even ons shirt even door het koude water om af te koelen en daarna weer een stuk langs de rivier oplopen. We raakte de weg kwijt en zijn op handen en voeten door de bossen omhoog geklommen en uiteindelijk het pad weer gevonden. Naar een monestario bij de rivier. Heerlijk koel. Weer terug gelopen naar Viskos. Wat was de terugweg zwaar. Heerlijke dag achter de rug.Read more

  • Day9

    Van Delphi naar Preveza.

    June 29 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Mooi stuk gereden van Delphi naar Preveza. Hebben weer een heel mooi hotel. Prachtige kamer en nu eentje met een mooi zwembad. ‘s Avonds naar het stadje gefietst en heerlijk gegeten. We konden binnen uitzoeken wat we wilde eten. Voorafje garnalen en hoofdgerecht een vis (mu). Echt Heerlijk.

  • Day10

    Eiland Lefkas!

    June 30 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Vanmorgen zijn we naar het eiland Lefkas gereden. Reden onder een watertunnel door en over een zwevende brug op naar Lefkas. Daar gingen we naar het dorpje Katouna. Daar aangekomen was een grote teleurstelling. Niets te zien😁. Misschien toch het verkeerde dorpje? Spraken daar Nederlanders en die zeiden dat de watervallen van Nidri de moeite waard zijn. En dat klopt. Was een mooie wandeling en waterval. Onszelf daarna getrakteerd op een lekker softijsje. Terug in ons hotel nog even bij het zwembad genieten.Read more

  • Day18

    Greek bureaucracy

    April 11 in Greece ⋅ 🌧 18 °C

    Well sadly we are still here in the yard at Preveza waiting to receive the transducer that will fill the 2inch hole we currently have in the bottom of the boat. You really wouldn’t believe what a palaver it’s been, the transducer took I think it was 36-48 hours to get to Athens then three days of doing nothing we then contact DHL to enquire about the problem and they say they have been trying to contact us as apparently we have the wrong address on the parcel, by the way we have no missed called or emails obviously. We get sender to send revised customs invoice with amended address. No news call them again invoice has to have a number, sender sends another amended customs invoice with a number, through DHL Guernsey as cant be forwarded by us apparently. Next hoop, next day, we have to send proof of payment, I try to explain that we wouldn’t normally pay for goods until we receive the goods but to no avail, sender sends us invoice and we pay and send confirmation to DHL Athens. Next day I call again and they want a letter from sender saying exactly what is printed on the customs invoice, i loose it, why another thing that says the same. They should as we didn’t hear back now be clearing the parcel, but who knows?
    Rant over. We have been doing some useful things with our additional dry time, john managed to stop an irritating leak we had on one of the portholes, wiped the rust streaks and washed exterior and has now replaced all the fender ropes. I have done more internal sanding and varnishing finally finishing all the portholes, and some external touch ups, not as much as I would have liked as still scattered showers every other day.
    I have also finally finished baby Sophia’s cardigan and one bootie other is ongoing and have posted Sam and Nathan’s baby sleeping bag to them, I am hoping it’s a boy, well not really there just wasn’t as much colour choice as i would have liked so it’s in pale grey, pale blue and turquoise.
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  • Day6

    Ionion Marina Yard in Aktio

    March 30 in Greece ⋅ 🌬 17 °C

    The boat was lifted yesterday a little late due to a scheduled power out but all chucked by 13:00, nice and close to power and water but sadly the toilet block next to us is out of action as they are installing new water tanks. The view across the fields and the Preveza Gulf is beautiful. Boats bottom was a lot dirtier than last year but we, well I have now scrapped and sanded it down, popped the bubbles and scrapped out wet bits and John has wire brushed back to steel where needed so almost ready for primer. Having a break now that we have finished the smurf jobs.
    Only problem at the moment is that even though we have now properly cleaned the transducer, the downward facing sensor, for the depth sounder we are still not getting a reading, it ticks and the receiving screen appears to function OK just no depth. John is hoping to hear from Robin shortly.
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  • Day13

    Boat maintenance done!

    April 6 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Hurray we have finished the antifouling, and received the completed insurance survey. Survey was great just need to replace one of the rollers on the anchor bow roller, we had noticed but then forgot about it as you do while in a marina using their slime lines. Boat bottom is darker than before as now covered with Seajet 33 mid blue previously it was Micron International blue. Looking good even if we say so ourselves, also liking the new red bar on the rocha anchor, done to enabling more accurate estimations of where it is once released.
    Will be back in the water as soon as the sounder transducer arrives, we know it arrived in Athens Wednesday evening but no one knows how long it will take to clear Greek Customs fingers crossed 🤞 not much longer.
    We have booked our flights home to a Guernsey for the summer, we will be there 9/7-9/9 so if anyone would like us to house/pet sit please let me know as we currently of no fixed abode for those summer months.
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  • Day26

    Floating again !!

    April 19 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Well it took a while but we are back on the water. The boat was all ready to go except for the new transducer for the the depth sounder, a week after lifting but it took over 2.5 weeks for the transducer to arrive. I think this was partly my fault in the way that I had asked the remitter to address the package but also partly Greek bloody paperwork. We ordered the transducer on 1/4, it took only 36 hours to travel from Guernsey to Athens but then spent 3 days waiting to be processed before DHL failed to contact us, they used incorrect email address, we called them. We then started the painful process of complying with Greek paperwork, 3 customs invoices, a payment to Guernsey for goods not yet received, a further payment to DHL for assisting with customs clearance and finally at 3:00 on wed 17/4 it arrived. It took 10 minutes to fit but no lift space until Friday morning. Thursday we gave the dinghy outboard a blast and took ourselves across to Preveza to check out fuel options and space on the town quay and met some more expat locals, Dave and the dog that had adopted him for the winter, Frank from NY and his daughter, Steve on a self built stainless steel 30ft yacht and Mary a Polish/Canadian whose been in Greece for 15 years now whose waiting for crew to help with the pre season maintenance.
    It was a relief this morning to find that the depth sounder was fully operational, don’t want to contemplate how we would have felt had it still not worked. There is a festive feel in Preveza as it’s Christian Good Friday today even though the majority of Greeks will be celebrating next weekend.
    Fuel and then were off
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  • Day46

    Next stop Mourtos Islands

    May 9 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    While near Igoumenitsa we took the bikes ashore, dodging the cow pats, cows and dogs, and rode into town. It was nice enough but not sure where real people shop, there were loads of tavernas and cafes which I suppose makes sense as Igoumenitsa is the second largest passenger ferry port in Greece. The cafes all seemed to be really busy even though it was 10:30 on a Monday morning. I know in the UK it was May Day bank holiday but over here they celebrate May Day on the 1st of May and that was when the shops were all shut etc.
    Well Wednesday as forecast was beautiful, we decided to return south, only about 10 miles, to the Mourtos Islands near Sivota on the mainland. We are anchored up on our own on the west side of Bella Vraka beach, it wouldn’t be possible in full season as this is a Neilson resort with dinghies, kayaks, SUPs, wind surfers etc but it’s not open yet. The beach is only about a 5min walk from town but is so much more sheltered than the harbour. While here John finished off a small teak repair so now we have a piece of s/v Ocean Wolf on our deck, John used a piece of the old passerelle that he removed when he built the new one.
    Today we took the kayaks around the islands and saw bright red starfish, a natural chimney and an arch we could kayak through, and I didn’t bring the iPad as thought there would be nothing to see.
    Off to town later to jointly celebrate Liberation Day and 2 years of travelling and living aboard Take Five.
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Epirus, Ήπειρος, Épire, Epiro, 이피로스 주

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