Greece



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¬įC. 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


It was an uneventful journey from Montenegro to Corfu. We managed about 30nm of sailing, the rest of the journey the winds were far too light to push Emerald along. We spent one night at sea where green was the theme – the sun gave us it’s green flash¬†and¬†the almost […]

Flash, Bang: Welcome to the Ionian



The Weather Window Quandary The Ionian Sea between Sicily and Greece is a notoriously difficult stretch of water to get a perfect weather window for crossing in one go. This is especially so as autumn arrives bringing regular storms. In the last two weeks we have sat out three storms […]

Highs and Lows of our Passage From Greece to Sicily


Post via ssb from crossing from Greece to Sicily Position: 37 37.30 N 17 49.01 E Speed: 5.8 knots Course: 247 deg All well on board. Lazy Tern all well on board 4Nm in front of Emerald Wild ride yesterday, Force 6/7 on the beam. About 140Nm to run to […]

Position Report- High Seas


The last two weeks have had some¬†unsettled weather and it’s got to that time when we want to be thinking about crossing back to Sicily. The last two days we’ve had more rain than the rest of the summer, it’s currently lashing down with rain with thunder rumbling around the […]

If All You Want is a Kefalonia Meat Pie



We couldn’t believe our luck when we arrived about midday in Fiskardo on Kephalonia, to find the whole of the north side of the harbour empty. We picked a spot along the wall in the front of the Nicolas Taverna where there were rings to tie on to. In hindsight […]

Fiskardo



After an¬†uncomfortably windy night in Vonitsa we decided to head back south to the islands in the hope that the summer hordes would be thinning out with the start of September looming. We had 2 knots of current with us that wizzed us out past Preveza and for quite a […]

Our Favourite Little Boozer