Greece
Petrochori

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  • Day225

    Little paradise

    December 11, 2019 in Greece ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    Sorry für den verspäteten Pinguin 😘

    Für ein paar Tage finden wir dieses schöne Fleckchen an einem Strand, wo je nach Wetterlage moderate bis hohe Wellen ans Ufer geklatscht werden. Wir geniessen ein paar schöne, warme Tage, tauchen wie Kinder in die Wellen oder kuscheln uns ein im Büssli als das Gewitter über uns hereinbricht. Hundis und Kater besuchen uns, holen ihre Streicheleinheiten ab und wir unternehmen einen kleinen Tagesausflug nach Pylos. So entspannend und entschleunigend, dass sogar ich nach 9 Monaten auf das Meer hinaus schauen kann ohne in Langeweile auszubrechen 😄 (Arjen‘s Kommentar beim Korrekturlesen: „Endlich!“ 😝)Read more

  • Day472

    Ormos Navarinou

    July 31, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    OK so a whistle stop catch up, once we returned to the boat we departed the quay and anchored up for the night it meant we got at least a little breeze but swims were restricted as there were large white jellies in the bay. Next day we moved on to Kiparissia, where they were repairing their breakwater and had poured lots of concrete jacks but they looked very like modern day terracotta warriors stood in there rows on the quayside. Here we went alongside just behind a sad steel fishing boat. After a restful but warm afternoon we walked past the warriors and up into town heading for the old fort on the hill we got there but were very sweaty on arrival,views were worth it though and the lovely meal in the town square watching the kids on bikes skates and scooters. The following morning I managed a slow run before we headed off towards Pylos and Ormos Navarinou, a large almost enclosed bay. Apparently my run had taken it out of me coz I had to have a nap on the way down so missed seeing the caves at the entrance to the bay. It was OK though because John decided that the next day we needed to kayak around the island, Nikos Sfaktiria, that creates the bay, with a wadeable channel at the north. Well the book said wadeable I was on my very tippy toes to get across. It was a good trip if hot, we scavenged some more rope for tying around rocks, to keep our long lengths just for the water not wearing out on the rocks, we also found a little yellow rubber duck 🦆. The caves were impressive one of them was long and narrow and I admit I wimped out before I found the end because it was pitch black low roofed and I could hear a weird hissing squeaking noise.😱 There was also a big natural arch that we went through before returning up the inner eastern side of the island stopping to see the memorial for the fallen Greeks from 26 April 1825, and the memorial for the French from the battle of Navarro and the grave of Bonaparte’s nephew next to 2 churches 1was wooden which John loved. All in all it took us 4 1/2 hours we slept well that night.Read more

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