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Vathí

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8 travelers at this place:

  • Day29

    Damp but underway in Meganissi

    April 22 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    We got the fuel in Preveza it was 35c a litre cheaper than at Lefkas Marina, then next day after buying some olive oil, olives and honey from the back of a scooter we headed back south to the turning bridge on the Lefkas Canal. We also bought a Minions rug for the wheelhouse floor.
    We were a bit early at the bridge so while waiting we had a tea but.... the water stopped..... John decided to check the pump. Arghh all the water 💦 from the fresh water tanks, about 700litres because we had filled up at the boat yard, was now in the bilges!!
    The water had just reached the bottom of the prop shaft, bilge pump on, and level dropping rapidly. By the time we had got through the bridge and to the anchorage just off the town quay the bilges were empty and John had identified the cause of the problem. We had very kindly been given a giant round buoy and we had deflated it and stowed it in the engine room by the water pump, without realising John had knocked one the pipes and then as we were coming across to the bridge the rock and roll of the sea had dislodged it completely. We know it was OK when we left Preveza as John had checked the engine room as he does before each voyage. He has decided to double jubilee clip the pipe now.
    So first job was to empty all the gear out of the bilges to dry it all out and see what could be saved and what had to be trashed We were lucky a lot of the gear was no worse off for a dunking, but we had to throw all the cardboard boxes 📦 stuff was in, we also disposed of some things that had been left by previous owner that were parts and spares for things that John had replaced.
    We were half way through the job when Nick and Gemma called us over for a drink, and we discovered that it was Gemma’s birthday 🎂 and that they had got engaged that morning, Ziggy was ring bearer. So we had a Buck’s Fizz to celebrate 🎉.
    Next morning we refilled the fresh water tanks, we had to pay this time, and then headed south to Meganissi where we anchored in Abelike bay. Lovely walks around the headlands on Meganissi with some great views.
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  • Day30

    Sivota and Vliho

    April 23 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    From Meganissi we headed west then south to Sivota, on south of Lefkada. It was interesting to see it open as when we had visited before in December everything was closed. We met Nick and Gemma and their visitors and had a good meal at Stavros’ Taverna. Next day we had planned to visit Big Vathi on Ithaca but as we were leaving Sivota Ocean Wolf arrived and advised that Vathi was still very windy and choppy, so we decided to stay in Sivota for lunch with Su and Pieta and a game of Uno, then headed up to Vliho to try out their quiz night. We had fun we didn’t win but the belly pork with jacket spud and coleslaw was delicious. We did make a Minion though he’s Stuart apparently. Today we did a mammoth walk (20km) from Vliho to Poros then the Southeast point of Lefkas before heading to Dessimi beach along the east coast and back to boat. Would have been a lovely walk if we had followed road out of Vliho but we went a bit cross country and ended up scrambling along a stream bed to avoid the main road so it took us an hour and a half to cover about 4km. Plain sailing after that but at one stage we really thought we would have retrace our steps that was after about 3 km of scrambling so that wouldn’t have been good, saw some beautiful flowers, lots of butterflies and grasshoppers as well as goats.Read more

  • Day6

    Little Vathy, Meganisi

    October 5, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Today brought excellent weather once again with the forecast predicting virtually no wind - wrong again.

    The briefing and breakfast were in the beach restaurant, where the meal was held the night before, but there wasn't very far to go today so the aim was to use the engine to once again find somewhere to stop for lunch and a swim. Essentially, this is what happened but before long the wind increased, the sails were raised and the engine turned off. You can see from the route for today that far more time was spent at sea than the day promised according to the forecast. The sailing was great in fact.

    The wind had disappeared after the stop for lunch and a swim (Rob wasn't such a wimp this time) so the engine was used to cruise to Little Vathy to end the day.

    The evening was once again a group meal but with pre-dinner drinks provided by the floatilla Captain and his wife ... though it's probably more accurate to say the drinks were included in the charter price. On the way there Rob managed to capture something approaching a sunset, though only on his phone, but it was better than nothing of course, though not quite the glorious event he was hoping for.
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Vathí, Vathi, Вати

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