Summer 2015

Blogs relating to the summer sailing season of 2015



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



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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



After a few days at Vonitsa, we headed to Preveza to wave farewell to our cruising companions of the last month or so as they headed back early to their winter quarters. On our way we saw some dolphins leaping and splashing in the distance. When we arrived at the […]

Amvrakia Gulf


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There we were, minding our own business pootling sedately up the Lefkas Channel when up behind us comes a 40m power boat which starts to overtake us. They overtake quite sedately, perhaps they didn’t want to make too much wash for us. Which would be all well and good if there […]

Lefkas Channel to Vonitsa


It’s got busy in the Ionian It wasn’t a very auspicious start to our time on Kefalonia. As we arrived in Agia Euffimia so did a thunderstorm. The anchorage alternated between boats bobbing randomly to boats pulling tight on their chains as the gusts from the passing rain arrived. We’d […]

Whistlestop Kefalonia



The day after Terrible Tuesday started calm and gentle. We’d been ready to leave thinking every night was going to be like last night but we decided to stay and give it a chance. And we’re glad we did – Vathi is now one of our favourite places. Once the […]

Walking in Vathi


Eris is the Greek goddess of chaos, strife and discord. She was certainly having a good time in Vathi, Ithaka the day we arrived. It was one of those days….. We couldn’t get an internet signal in Petalas so decided to wing it and leave without one, having being driven […]

Goddess Eris Visits Vathi


Our plan was to do a clockwise circuit of the Ionian, running down the mainland, across to the Peloponnese and back up the islands. After Mitika our next stop was Petalas on the mainland, our longest journey for a while at 20nm. Once we were south of Kalamos a F6 […]

Nisos Petalas