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Trouble at the end of returning leg one

Today we had, compared with the previous days, a short sail.

We moored at Corfu Mandraki Harbour, the nice small marina just below the old fortress.

By mistake we got a mooring line in one of the props which was connected to an unused lazy line.

It took Uli and me about one hour of teamwork, to get everything sorted out.

Now we’re enjoying a great lunch at the marinas restaurant.

The trip will continue in about one weeks time with the leg through the Corinth Canal towards Athens.
Location:
Corfu
Position:
Weather:
clear
Wind force:
2 - light breeze
Wind direction:
N

Back in Greece

Last night we had our last stop in Italy in St. Maria di Leuca with a great dinner on a rooftop terrasse having a seafood bouillabaisse.

Now we are on route to Othoni, our first stop back in Greece looking forward to my favorite greek dishes, which also will help us to save on budget as eating out in Italy got really expensive.
Location:
Adriatisches Meer
Position:
Destination of the day:
Othoni
Heading:
162°
Speed:
7 kn
Motoring
Weather:
clear
Wind force:
2 - light breeze
Wind direction:
NW

Highspeed

This morning we started early to take advantage of the predicted south going current in the Straits of Messina.

With an average of 7.2 knots through water we reached close to 12 knots (11.8) over ground, that's what I call highspeed on a 38foot catamaran.

Now we are relaxing at the beautiful tiny Marina di Porto Bolaro, where we are again the only boat. Tonight there will be the opening of the new Pizzeria in the marina, with pizzas out of a specially designed wood fire oven.
Location:
Marina di Porto Bolaro
Position:
Weather:
clear
Wind force:
3 - gentle breeze
Wind direction:
N

Laundry Day

If you ever want to go to the small island Vulcano at the Eolian islands, keep in mind that a lot of your clothes and in my case everything on the boat gets a smell of sulfur.

By now I had 6 loads of the laundry machines and I still have some stuff, that still smells, even though I washed some items several times!

Hopefully now my clothes will last for the next 6 weeks until I will be back to Kos, where Giannis Kosaris will take care of all my laundry.
Location:
Marina Capo d‘Orlando
Position:
Weather:
clear
Wind force:
2 - light breeze
Wind direction:
NW

Last stop at the Eolian Islands

Today we stopped for the last time at a harbour at the Eolian Islands in Vulcano.

Here is one of my favorite restaurants, the King of Fish with a huge selection of fresh fish and seafood prepared to perfection.

If you come to these islands, the following restaurants are a must, if you love great food:

1. Kasbah on Lipari with incredible organic food creations
2. nni Lausta on Salina
3. Laboratorium de Cannolo at Lipari
4. King of Fish on Vulcano

(this is not the order, they are all magnificent)
Location:
Lipari Vulcano
Position:
Weather:
clear
Wind force:
1 - light air
Wind direction:
E

On my way back to Kos

With a last view to lovely Cefalù we left the most western destination on our trip.

Some more relaxing days at the Aeolian islands for one week before the long distance of approximately close to 1.000 nautical miles back home to Kos will start.

It’s time to leave Italy as it gets more crowded every day. And finally, summer started with nice temperatures even at night.
Location:
Tyrrhenian Sea
Position:
Destination of the day:
Salina
Heading:
250°
Speed:
7 kn
Motoring
Weather:
clear
Wind force:
1 - light air
Wind direction:
W

Halftime

Today we finally arrived at Cefalù, the most western point of this trip.

Here we will stay for one week exploring the beautiful town of Cefalù before we will start the way back to Kos.

Everyone for the past weeks tells me, that summer will start tomorrow. Hopefully now they are right.
Location:
Cefalù Sicilia
Position:
Weather:
fair
Wind force:
2 - light breeze
Wind direction:
NW
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