Thursday, 31 August 2017

Day Twelve

After the 9.30 briefing I went to get a few drone shots of Agia Evfimia before we set off.  There wasn't much wind again in the morning so we headed off on the motor.  The sea was incredibly calm, a stark contrast to yesterday.  The destination for the day was Fiskardo.  We headed north towards a bay on the West side of Ithaki for a swimming stop.  We managed to get the anchor down to free swing in the bay.  There was a lot more fish here than we had seen so far but seemed to be fairly limited in type and size.  

At around 2.30 we left the bay, the wind had picked up and we got some great sailing in.  We had to be in at 4.00 today and it was a shame to leave all that wind and come in.  The water was fairly flat today and there was some really nice gusts to get our lean on.  We had to queue to get in as the harbor was very busy, the lead crew did a great job of getting everyone in again.  We are moored stern too with the bow anchor down and a long line attached to some rocks.  

We were told of some caves near by, so we got our water shoes and torches and took the tender to explore.  We drove the tender into the cave and moored up just inside on a rocky beach.  We followed a pathway through the caves for about 5 minutes.  There were large caverns with bats on the ceiling and it was completely pitch black in side.

We took the tender into this evening for a cocktail briefing and then came back to the yacht for some food.  Tomorrow is a free sail day and will be the first time we are arriving at a destination without the lead crew.

 Agia Evfimia

Swim stop

Cliff jumping near the cave

1 comment:

  1. i loved Greece so so much and the blog is looking very nice