Yo! A two part post.
1)S/V Achilleas with Alex, Efi, “The Kid” and Efi’s cousin Nikos from the railway industry with lots of cool stories
2) S/V Kaisi with Kostas, Paula and their daughter Katerina and Melina, on there last leg back from Ikaria Island.
3) S/V Zoot Allures with yours truly
Kostas was the only one anchored as Alex and I tied up to him. We also had some others tie up and join in on the fun. I didn’t take any pictures but Efi did.
Polishing up a bottle of ouzo with Kostas
The sail up was fine. Close hauled in 9-12knots. I did motor a bit though to get there before dark. The way back was on a run with hardly any wind and flying the genoa was a pain which had me off course so I motored some more. It was dark when I got back and it took a while to find the mooring jug… something to look into (reflecting tape?)
And now for part two.
Back in Porto Rafti, and so are the Saloufas! All over the f&^% place!
Saloufa aka Cotylorhiza tuberculata
(Yup, did some homework.) They’re all over the freaking place. The sea is beautifully calm and I cant jump in and it’s driving me nuts. They don’t sting, some people ignore them and swim along as if nothings going on… but not me. Ewww….NO!
Here’s one in action I found on youtube
On a brighter note, my Mom lent me her Sony DSC-T300 camera. The saloufa pics are the first shots taken. Pal mal mon cherry. Hopefully I wont drop it in the drink.
ps… winds from the north tomorrow and should clean things up. Otherwise I just might jump into a cloud of those sucker just out of spite! I mean seriously, I’m on a boat in beautiful warm calm waters and can get in! Try that after coming back from work in a hot city!