After three and a half weeks cruising the Peloponnese, here are is a round up of highlights and lowlights.
When we left the North Ionian early October, everyone else seemed to be leaving. Did they know something we didn’t about October and November sailing? Were we going to be battered by storms and rain, be faced with shuttered tavernas and closed mini-markets?
I must admit I was nervous when I read in the pilot guide about the ‘fearsome’ Ak Maleas.
As it turned out we had beautiful calm weather with winds never more than 20 knots, and typically 10-15 knots, blue skies and only two days of rain.
- 390 nautical miles travelled
- longest passage: 9.45 hours
- two night entries into port
- 7 nights stern to the quay
- 5 nights alongside to the quay
- 6 nights free anchor
- 1 night stern to with lines to shore
- 3 fish caught: 1 x unidentified, possibly mackerel, 2x swordfish
Our favourite spot was Chapel Cove in Kiparissi, Eastern Peloponnese.
Least favourite spot: probably Killini as it was smelly and litter everywhere.
Most manicured town quay: Astrou, Eastern Peloponnese.
All in all, it’s been an amazing trip, and we are still pinching ourselves that a girl from Leek and a boy from Deniliquin are sailing a yacht around Greece.