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Kalymnos Ferry Port

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  • Day7

    Fünfter Segeltag nach Kalymnos

    October 1, 2020 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Wir legen bereits um halb so sieben in der Frühe ab, denn wir wollen auf die um 07:08 Uhr aufgehende Sonne einen freien Blick vom Wasser haben. Leider ist der Wind nicht so stark wie angesagt und wir können nicht die ganze Strecke ausschließlich segeln. Zur Schwimmpause wollen wir den Anker in der Bucht Ambeli fallen lassen. Auf der Nordseite der Bucht befinden sich Fischzuchten, denen vermutlich einige Fischer entkommen sind, denn wir sehen Delfine. Ein Tümmler interessiert sich besonders für unseren Katamaran und schmiegt sich während der Fahrt an den Bug eines Rumpfes. Dann nimmt das schöne Tier Fahrt auf und zeigt uns, wie hoch es springen kann. Ein tolles Schauspiel!
    Noch voller Endorphine setzen wir mit dem Dinghi an den Strand über und halben und Baylis mit Eis, der noch besser schmeckt, wenn man einen Espresso hinein gibt.
    Eigentlich wollten wir ja noch zu einem Sandstrand wechseln.....
    ... doch dann kommen wir von dem schönen Strand Restaurant nicht los und sättigen uns mit einer ordentlichen Portion Thunfischsteak. Da wir die Zeit komplett vergessen haben, müssen wir die Motoren etwas höher als üblich setzen lassen, um im quirligen Stadthafen von Kalymnos noch einen Platz zu bekommen.
    Dem obligatorischen Anlegegetränk folgt ein Gang durch die engen Gassen des Ortes, in den an jeder Ecke Schwämme in allen Größen verkauft werden.
    Der Abend klingt dann gemütlich mit Gin Tonic an Bord aus.
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  • Day533

    Kalymnos

    September 30, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Hello again both we and the boat are fine. From Symi we headed to Kos hoping to go in the old harbour but it was full so we motored on to Pserimos and this time round we stayed overnight in the small harbour. There were no other yachts when we arrived so we went alongside leaving space on the wall behind us, later 2 other yachts did arrive one decided to anchor outside of the shelter of the harbour mole. No idea why, they must have had a very bumpy night. The other guys went stern to on the ferry mole, so all good. We had a chat with one of the taverna owners about island life on Pserimos in winter. After end of October only about 20 people stay full time on the island everyone else decamps back to Kalymnos for the winter. This year there will be a few extra people as the local hotelier is renovating a couple of houses. One of the tavernas also stays open to provide coffee and a place for people to meet. So it’s a bit like Herm really.
    After our night on Pserimos we phoned Kos and booked 2 nights there but as they had no room for the current night and the following days weather was rubbish, high winds and rain ( the medicane, we later learned), so we booked for Monday and Tuesday night so will be headed there tomorrow morning. So we have spent two days in Kalymnos, the sponge diving capital of Greece. We just mooched around town and the harbour visiting some of the numerous churches and wandering along the maze like alleys on the Saturday. We saw the church of St Nicholas, the patron saint of the sponge divers, that had been funded by the sponges caught on the last dive of the season over many years. In the courtyard of the church was a wonderful miniature dive boat. In the outer harbour there were loads of dead boats, we think they might have been migrant ones, they take up a lovely sheltered corner unfortunately. Up the hillside to the west of the town was another church and cemetery with incredible views. Today we did part of the Italian Way, this is what the path between Kalymnos town called Pothia and the village of Vathi is called as it was built by the Italians in the first half of the 20th century as no overland route existed. It is paved in part and goat 🐐 track in others and also fairly steep. We only did part as weren’t able to find out if there were any buses on a Sunday to or from Vathi, so we walked from Pothia where the harbour is up and over until we could see Vathi in the valley beneath us and mainland Turkey just, the views along the way were stunning.
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Kalymnos Port, Kalymnos Ferry Port