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Nomarchía Anatolikís Attikís

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  • Day496

    Hello again
    We have had an uninspiring week or so, as you know we headed north to avoid the forecasted higher winds but then they didn’t arrive, it would appear, until we headed south again anyway. Wind speed reader said gusts around 35-40mph. Our trip from Eretria to....... well we ended up at Nea Spira still on Evia but further south than the place we stopped at on the way up but not as pretty, more touristy with lots of high rise apartments. From there we had hoped to get as far as Lavrio on the mainland for fuel water and provisions but it was very choppy, we were surfing down the waves at 6.3knots with only 1400 revs, that didn’t mean much to me but John was impressed, it wasn’t very splashy but was tiring for John to keep us straight on the waves so we ended up at Porto Rafti a little further north than hoped and again touristy but not foreign tourists Greeks. The trouble with these places is that they are close to Athens so have become commuter suburbs/ weekend homes.
    We eventually reached Lavrion today Friday only to be told that they were full because it is a charter company base and they do changeovers at the weekend, bugger!🤬 as Lavrion is commercial there were some pretty big ships waiting around to go in below is a photo of the largest. No other pictures as scenery not great or even when it was we were moving around too much for we to take any in focus pictures.sorry!
    So we are holed up in the same little bay that we used on our way north, it is quiet even though next to a power station! There is also a beach bar/taverna and we had our cheapest meal so far Eur15 salad, kebabs and drinks. Still deciding what to do next.🤔
    But to recap the journey to Nea Spira nearly didn’t happen. On our way south we stopped for lunch at somewhere called Ormos Tigani just an almost deserted bay, that on the charts looked like it would be sheltered from the meltemi, the afternoon NE wind, it wasn’t so we decided to just stop for lunch and a look around before continuing. We anchored up and reversed on the anchor to check it was holding as gusts around 30mph, all OK. 👍After lunch we rowed ashore for a look at the church and what appeared to be a caravan behind it, we were interested because we couldn’t see any approach road. Church was cute but locked up but you could still see through the windows and some people had left offerings of oil for the lamps and candles on doorstep and yes it was a now disused caravan on a levelled slab but we still couldn’t figure out how on earth they got it there! Perhaps helicopter 😉
    We then returned to the beach for a mooch along the shore there was lots of detritus and we thought maybe we would find something to scavenge, it was only on our way back towards the dinghy that we realised the boat wasn’t where we had left it ...... it was drifting backwards along the shore towards the rocks at the edge of the bay uh oh John rowed rapidly back to boat and we prepared for the off. It was even windier than when we had arrived. In the slight panic I forgot to take photos! On the next leg to Spira we had another unscheduled delay when we had to turn back for the screen cover for the external plotter which had be carried by a gust overboard. I was able to practice my man overboard pointing constantly and giving captain directions then as the better swimmer jumping in and diving for the sinking cover.
    Yesterday’s journey was only punctuated by the dinghy flipping multiple times, sadly we didn’t realise until the evening when we wanted to go ashore, that on one of the times the aluminium seat had come out. Even if we had realised at the time it would, I imagine, have sunk so quickly we would have lost it anyway.☹️
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  • Day488

    It’s been a while sorry, but not much to report. After our day trip we spent 2more nights in Port Cheli waiting for winds to ease, we did more supermarket shopping and bought a copy of the Daily Mail exciting eh! then continued around the Peloponnese coast. We spent a night in Ermioni a smallish town built in a small sheltered bay within a much larger bay. The town had grown and was now on both sides of an undeveloped headland. The next night we were in Poros Town on Poros island still in the Peloponnese but now on north coast opposite Athens. It was much busier but the channel between the island and mainland was long so lots of space to anchor. Here we got our Transit log stamped again by the this time friendly Port Police who wanted to know why we didn’t have the original crew list I explained that the port police in Port Cheli had insisted that they had to have it and received a very Gaelic shrug in response. I had prepared another one that John as captain had signed and we had a copy of the original so it was all OK. We also liked Poros and had thought to perhaps spend another night there mooching the winding streets of the town perched on the hill but more wind is approaching so thought we should head for pastures new while we could/before it arrived. Poros has a beautiful clock tower and sea front, which yes was busy with people having coffee shopping and eating but was also felt relaxed and easygoing. Then a night in the south of Aigina island before crossing to here on the mainland. I think I have already said but we decided to visit Athens and a couple of other places on our way back north when things might be cooler and less busy. We ended up trying a couple of bays on south of Aigina before deciding on Ormos Klima because the first choice which which was 2 bays further east had a lot of swell, the next one coming back west seemed OK, there was a beach bar/cafe and initially this played nice easy listening music but around 5pm we noticed cars leaving and motorbikes and scooters arriving coupled with an increase in volume and a change in genre to club/garage music 🎶Time to go! One more bay east, literally just around the headland and no noise a couple of houses, well villas really, one of them even had a sparkling purple helicopter in the garden I was going to take a photograph in the morning but it left before we did. We watched 3 other boats making a hash of going stern to on the rocks on the side of the bay, they all got there eventually but were not sure why they didn’t just anchor, who knows. We were settled and in the water snorkelling and they were still looking for the best place tie up.
    We did have a bit of an Oops 😬 moment today when as we were coming in to anchor for lunch I heard a very loud CRUNCH/BANG and dashed topside, where John calmly said ‘don’t worry just a rock’. Apparently he couldn’t really see the plotter/depth sounder as sun was reflecting off it so merrily steered us over an obstruction! After anchoring we went to inspect the damage, luckily we are just missing a bit of anti foul there’s no real damage. The good news news is that while snorkelling I came across a bit of chain, this isn’t unusual but normally the chain is attached to a bobber as a permanent albeit summer mooring. However at one end of the chain I found a Danforth anchor and at the other nothing! So we scavenged and now have anchor and about 40m of 6mm galvanised chain sat on our dive platform, no idea what we will do with it it’s too small for us!
    Here are some photos for those of you who can’t be bothered with the words.
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  • Day8

    Bärbels These das ein Camping nicht einfach verschwindet stimmt nicht! Leider ist es möglich.
    Wir sind schockiert was ein Waldbrand anrichten kann. Ein Badeort so gross wie die Stadt Thun sieht aus wie Berlin 1943.

    https://mobil.stern.de/panorama/weltgeschehen/griechenland--reportage-aus-mati--einem-ort--den-es-nicht-mehr-gibt-8226318.html

  • Day3

    Athens

    September 24, 2017 in Greece

    We are here! The best part of 23 hours cooped up in a plane and we made it. Weather is a lovely sunny 27°C, little to no clouds and a gentle breeze. We probably smell but are too excited to care. It's time to shower and get this party started.

  • Day6

    Celestyal Cruises

    May 15, 2015 in Greece

    Today we begin our Golden Fleece tour, a seven day cruise that stops at Istanbul, Kusadasi, Crete, Rhodes, Symi, Chios and Mykonos. On the bus on the way Caro went through all the ME TIME optionals that we could choose from and also told us about a drink package that we could purchase which was €20 a day for an all inclusive drink package, let's just say I have a feeling we will all be getting our monies worth. Once getting on the boat first thing to do was book a massage, followed by changing into my bathers, ordering a cocktail and getting in the jacuzzi! After the jacuzzi I went to get a full body massage, it was INCREDIBLE! Life is pretty good right now, I really cannot complain.Read more

  • Day7

    Varkisa - der letze Abend

    October 27, 2017 in Greece

    Wir hatten einen schönen letzten Tag mit einer chilligen Überfahrt. Viel 🌞, wenig Wind, viel 🍻 und tolle Gespräche. UND Delfinen 🐬🐬 die uns kurz begleiteten 😄. Unseren letzten übernachtungsplatz erreichten wir gehen 17:00. Abends gingen wir noch essen.

  • Day8

    Abreisetag

    October 28, 2017 in Greece

    😢 Gegen 8:30 gingen Benny und Georg von Bord.
    Drea, Jimmy, Nicole und ich um zehn. Else hatte eine weitere Woche vor sich. Wie jedes Jahr fiel der Abschied von Michael schwer 😢
    Wir waren dann frühstücken und fuhren zu viert nach Athen um das Gepäck in unser Hotel zu bringen.

  • Day1

    Historic port of Lavrion

    June 23, 2017 in Greece

    I'm staying for a couple nights in the port of Lavrion. Lavrion is currently used as a departure port for several cycladic islands. But it's history goes much farther back. It boasts the oldest known silver mines from prehistoric times. Also, the marble columns for the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion were mined here. The Lavrion silver mines financed the building of the Parthenon and also the Athenian fleets that defeated the Persians.Read more

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