Ionian Islands

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  • Day5

    Vierter Tag: Bootstour

    July 26 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Um 8:00 ging es mit dem Shuttle nach Nidri, von dort aus zur Höhle von Papanikoli, weiter nach Meganissi und zur Insel Scorpio, die der Familie Onassi gehörte. Jackie Kennedy hatte hier einen Skandal->googeln:) (nicht jugendfrei😂)
    Abgerundet mit einem BBQ am Strand

  • Day1

    Eine Seefahrt die ist Lustig

    May 17 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Nach 800 km sind wir im Hafen in Ancona angenommen. Wir hatten alles von Sonne, Regen Starkregen,Hitze und Kälte.
    Vor der Fähre treffen wir Tom und Domeniko. Die beiden sind auf dem Weg zur Hellas Rally.
    Danke für den netten Abend🍻🍻🍻🍻👍👍👍👍

  • Day4


    September 24 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Unser erster Stopp führte uns nach Griechenland, genauer auf die Insel Korfu.
    Am Vormittag besuchten wir Korfu Stadt mit seinen kleinen, verwinkelten Gassen und den beiden beeindruckenden Festungen.
    Nach einem kleinen Mittagssnack ging es dann durch die bergige Landschaft mit ihren Zypressen und den weitläufigen Olivenhainen zum bekannten Ort Paleokastritsa.
    Im Anschluss machten wir uns auf den Weg zum Achilleion, der Sommerresidenz von Kaiserin Sissi.
    Ein wunderschönes Fleckchen Erde...
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  • Day605

    Lefkas Marina All settled

    December 11, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Well we have now put some more fuel on board, we were going to fill up but diesel was 1.689 a litre so only put in enough to avoid condensation in the tank. We had seen at the fuel pumps at a garage just out of town on the way to the supermarket that diesel is 1.48 at the pumps! We shouldn’t have been surprised, like the Marinero said,who helped us moor, the only thing you can do for free in this marina is pee!!
    Well we found a laundry after wandering round town for a bit with a couple of full bags, problem was the one we went to couldn’t do the wash till Friday and we were both a bit too short of underwear to wait that long. We are now on our winter berth G10 luckily it’s nice and close to a toilet and shower block and seems like it will be well sheltered.
    We have made contact with the stalwarts of the Marina live aboard, or used to, community. We are booked on a Christmas Lunch at Vliho Yacht Club, that’s near Nidri to the south but there is a minibus to collect and return us and they are able to cater for John. He is a very happy bunny 🐰 as today, following directions from the marina cafe staff we found a bakery that cooks gluten free bread daily for only €1.30 a loaf. Through the ‘friends of Lefkas Marina’ Facebook page we have also found a baker prepared to try to make John a GF meat pie! Not sure if she has any idea how difficult GF pastry can be!
    We are going to the quiz night on Wednesday, and there is a happy hour in the Marina cafe/bar on Thursday when we should be able to meet more people. Today I went to knit and natter so have learnt a new knitting skill I can now ‘make one’ ( for those not in the know that means adding in a stitch). There is a walking group that meet on a Sunday morning as well as bridge and ballroom dancing, we have decided to give the last two a miss for now.
    Our Christmas lights up, this year we have some internal and some external, it’s raining right now so photo to follow. We have also received some Christmas presents, thank you Pampers! Th3 towns Christmas lights are also good and I hope we have a dry evening when I can take some photos.
    The gym, which is 159m from mooring is basic but has everything I need and the classes seem good did a Pilates with the ring class today and am expecting to ache a little tomorrow but still booked in for Pilates on the Swiss ball.
    We haven’t done any of the maintenance jobs yet but have visited lots of chandlery shops to price up kit and supplies so are running it of excuses now, maybe tomorrow if it’s not raining.
    Well all the best feel free to email us about your Christmas plans etc or just to confirm that someone is reading this.
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  • Day41

    Lakka north of Paxos

    May 4 in Greece ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    Did a couple of nice walks between Mongonisi and Gaios saw the house John wants to buy and renovate, we then travelled north and went through Gaios harbour and up to Lakka, lots of our Levkas Marina friends had commented on how pretty it was so I thought we ought to have a look. It was beautiful turquoise water, white sand, blazing sunshine and.... Alex and B moored up on the town quay. We stopped off for a coffee and a chat, then Alex persuaded me to go for a swim with him and we managed to get B in as well, it was so nice. We met up again for tea at a newly opened Taverna -Stasanis I think it was spelt, my salad was delicious, rocket, lettuce, fig, pine nuts, prosciutto, sun dried tomato, basil, balsamic sauce and sultanas to hopefully name most of the ingredients. We were given a complementary Ouzo shot, that really is the only way to drink it, and complementary yoghurt and homemade marmalade. Today we headed NE are now anchored up in a shallow lagoon to the North of Igoumenitsa, we will be here a few days waiting for an early Meltemi to blow through.Read more

  • Day659

    Wacky Walkers

    February 3 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    So today’s walk gave us some great views, I’m not in the photo as prior to this I went ahead to look for a route with Ian and we were then left behind😠.Luckily everyone made it to lunch OK. The boat is in the Villa pool you can rent it through AirBnb.
    Other piccy is one Victoria took while doing a walking photography tour in Lefkas, we were on our way to the repair cafe in Z bar where John repaired a chair and table. Other people were doing electrical appliances, sewing, knitting and recycling by weaving plastic and crocheting plastic bags, all very ECO. I just drank coffee and chatted.Read more

  • Day595

    Sami on Cephalonia

    December 1, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    OK so we are getting closer every trip to our Christmas 🎄 stopover location of Lefkas Marina on Lefkas. After waiting out a couple of days of high winds up in Messolonghi, we headed south down the channel to the open water. I had eaten ginger, taken tablets and was wearing my anti seasick bands all it turns out for no reason, there was a little chop but as we stayed in the shallow water as we headed west along the coast it didn’t amount to much. We then hugged Oxia island and headed slightly north to Ormos Petalas, a large shallow lagoon as more winds expected, and they did arrive so we stayed two nights and one day with only distant lights for company while winds howled around us. Sea didn’t pick up but that was probably because we were anchored in only 8 foot of water.
    On 30th November we continued the trip west, again it was a lot more pleasant than expected with the sun coming out for most of it, 4hours later we arrived in Sami harbour and found 2fishing boats and 1 other yacht. Ludwig the Danish owner of the other yacht a steel self build is off home on Monday leaving his boat alongside on the quay. We were a bit dubious but he has been cruising the Northern Ionian for 5years and all the locals know him and he assures us they will watch his boat for him.
    Today we walked to the main sites near the harbour, the Paleokastro and Antes Fanentes two sites from ancient Sami an Acropolis and church respectively. The last photo is of the walking trail backdown to town, it didn’t feel very Greek.
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  • Day603

    Lefkas Marina

    December 9, 2018 in Greece ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    We travelled from Meganisi a whole 4miles to Nidri where we moored alongside on what turned out to be a private pontoon. But on the way we stopped so I could have another swim. We would have moored on the town quay but it was full of ferries taking a winter break. Fortunately the owner of the pontoon, Kelvin was very nice and didn’t charge us, also he has a team of English speaking engineers so might use them to service the injectors, apparently. We did manage to eat out in Nidri and there was even a choice but we were sold when we saw the very large pizza oven and warming flames. I had our first fish meal since arriving in Greece, sea bream and salad delicious, we have avoided fish up till now as very expensive and charged by the kg but this was €13 so quite reasonable, John had peppered steak.
    The next day Saturday we headed north around the Lefkas coast and arrived at Lefkas Marina after a final cruising week of glorious sunshine ☀️. On Friday it was so hot I had to seek the shade, seems ridiculous right now. Glad we’re here as 1 we needed a good long shower and 2 it’s now raining heavily and is due to continue for the next couple of days. Refer photo. So far we have been shopping and scoped out the nearest cafe, it’s warm and does a great milky coffee, we have even joined their ‘club’ so get reduced rate drinks including coffee, result! But still need to find a cheaper laundromat, there is one in the marina but they charge €15 to wash and dry an ordinary load which seems pricey. I have found the gym, which is on site and will join Monday, only because it’s closed on Sundays, today.
    If the rain lets up we are planning on going out for Sunday lunch and to try to find out about Christmas Day options.

    The Marina office isn’t open till Monday when we will ask for a berth the other side of the pontoon so the stern is facing south and bow is into prevailing wind so we can be as warm as possible. Greece is definitely going to be a cooler and wetter than Almerimar I just hope there are enough dry days to get the necessary winter maintenance done.
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  • Day625

    Happy New Year

    December 31, 2018 in Greece ⋅ 🌧 7 °C

    Here’s wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2019.
    As you can see the weather here in the Mediterranean is very British it’s cold, wet and windy!
    In preparation for the party tonight John and I helped to build some plastic screens to enclose the outside space and decorate the area.

    Καλή Χρονιά!: Happy New Year!
    We had an awesome night at the Porto Cafe New Years Eve Party well done Victoria Moores
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  • Day680

    Cold spell

    February 24 in Greece ⋅ 🌬 9 °C

    We woke up this morning to snow on the hills, we should have realised it was a cold night when the cat came to join us in bed, (photos courtesy of Lefkada Press). Over night gusts reach 67knots but we are nice and sheltered on our mooring, others not so lucky so a few shredded foresails around and other cover damage.Read more

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Ionian Islands, Ιόνια Νησιά, Îles Ioniennes, Isole Ionie, 이오니아 제도 주

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