Rhodes Town We were very pleased to find out there were berths available in Rhodes Mandraki harbour with laid lines and all for the very reasonable price of €12 a night, including water and electric. We really hate Med mooring, on the handful of occasions we’ve done it, another boat […]

Rhodes – A Holiday From our Holiday


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Tristomo, Karpathos With decent winds forecast to blow us across the Karpathos Channel on Sunday, we needed to first make the jump up to Tristomo. The sea had barely a ripple in the light westerly winds and it was an uneventful motor up to the long, almost land locked inlet at the top of […]

The Wild Anchorages of Karpathos and Alimia


Elounda After a relaxing evening, our first night at anchor was rudely disturbed by the bilge pump at 5:30am. With memories of last summer’s leaking prop shaft still fresh in our mind, we broke the world record for fastest leap out of bed. First check – yep, there was water […]

Elounda to Kasos



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Emerald has left the marina, off on her adventures for summer 2017. We left a day earlier than planned – the southerly winds forecast for the next day could have made it a bit more exciting getting out of our berth; so we took the easy option of going early. […]

Tempests and Turtles – Emerald has Left the Marina


This is a long one sorry! I’ve finally got on to writing up the first part of our stay in Agios Nikolaos. This one covers autumn; at some point there will be one for winter and spring. A lot happened so settle back and hopefully enjoy 🙂 Rhythmion to Agios […]

Autumn in Crete – Settling in to Ag. Nik and ...


October 2016: After an unpleasant night with little sleep we arrived safely in Crete at the town of Rhythmion; looking on the bright side we did sail most of the way. The sun was shining to welcome us to Rhythmion with a space available on the visitor pontoon. We had […]

Rhythmion and the Samaria Gorge



Our first stop on the third finger of the Peloponnese was Plytra. Morrissey singing ‘Every day is like Sunday in a seaside town where everything is closed down’ kept popping into my head, except it didn’t feel gloomy in bright sunshine and temperatures of 30°C. Despite not much being open, […]

Peloponnese III – Running Away From the Weather


Peloponnese part II: The Mani peninsula It was a rushed departure from Koroni after a sleepless night of pitching and rolling as a north easterly wind started blowing into the harbour during the early hours, setting up an uncomfortable chop as waves coming in met waves reflected off the quayside […]

Peloponnese II – The Mani Peninsula


September: Unfortunately we didn’t get to see much of Zakynthos. With southerly winds due we had to leave the anchorage at Keri and motor sailed over to the mainland where we anchored off the beach at Katokolon. The Peloponnese is chock full of places to visit and the first stop on our historical […]

The Peloponnese Part I – Ancient History Abounds