Saturday the 3rd the plan was to head out a 6pm for Kea. I was ready but the buddy boats (Alex and Kostas) weren’t. Head out at 8 and the winds had dropped and sailing was a pain in the remaining sea slop. At midnight we tied up in the port of Ag Nikolaou/Livadi. Pretty much my first solo docking, bow in using my new new stern rode setup.
Next day at noon Kostas head out for Ikaria, Alex and I down the coast to the small bay of Koundouros (Kavia). Leaving the port was rough, big sloppy waves and wind but out deeper things were better. With only the genoa and on a run, we did a 10kt cruise in a few hours. Anchored in 6 meters, sand bottom, we hunkered in. The water is beautiful… Vacation in the Kyklades has officially begun.
It’s Tuesday and time to head south to Kithnos. I’m a bit reluctant cause the Meltemi winds are a good force 7 but it ain’t all that bad on a run… It just makes me nervous as hell!! And it’s only real windy where we are… Baptism by fire!!!
I would take more photos by I rely too much on my phone. Here a few screen shots
Gotta start getting ready. By the time I get a sail up the waves toss me like a top and every thing goes flying!
Or maybe I should stay put. Then again…
Ps… Man is it blowing. Getting the dingy aboard’s gonna be tough. I like the “put” plan.