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End of the season sail

Spontaneously I decided to go sailing tomorrow. We still have temperatures around 26 degrees every day and lots of sunshine.

Let’s see where my single handed trip will take me to.
Location:
Kos
Position:
Weather:
clear
Wind force:
2 - light breeze
Wind direction:
NW

Water has still 25 degrees

At Palionissos we‘re enjoying the tranquility of the end of the season.

The water is still warm with 25 degrees and at the moment we are the only yacht here. The best way to relax.
Location:
Palionissos
Position:
Weather:
clear
Wind force:
3 - gentle breeze
Wind direction:
NW

Greek Monsoon

After the storm last week and some Sahara rain Lady Soul definetly needed a wash down.

Now it started raining like an Asian monsoon and we should get a nice clean boat after all.
Location:
Arki
Position:
Weather:
overcast
Wind force:
1 - light air
Wind direction:
N

8 Beaufort in Ikaria

On our "end of the season" sail we stopped in Evdilos, a harbour at the north side of Ikaria, where we are the only transiting yacht.

We choose the northern port as the weather forecast predicted strong southerlies up to gale force.

This lovely island is a bit out of sight by the majority of tourists as well of the yachties but it is a lot more original Greece than most of the more visited islands.

Now we use the storm to explore the island by car.
Location:
Evdilos
Position:
Weather:
fair
Wind force:
8 - fresh gale
Wind direction:
S

Meet the Dolphins

Today we motored from Kalymnos to Lipsi when a family of dolphins joined us for about 10 minutes.

They were all around Lady Soul and it was great fun watching them playing and jumping.
Location:
Samos Sea
Destination of the day:
Lipsi

Stormy Sunday

The Meltemi is back. The North-West summer wind arrived last night with up to 40 knots (8 Beaufort). Even in the very protected Kalymnian bay of Palionissos all boats were jumping around on their moorings.

This will continue until tomorrow!
Location:
Palionissos
Position:
Weather:
clear
Wind force:
6 - strong breeze
Wind direction:
NW

Early Morning Fishing Trip

At 05:30 this morning I went out with Kostas, a local fisherman from Leros.

We collected quite some fish from the approximately 800 hooks, Kostas put in places yesterday evening: Sargos, Xarakida, Xiona and Michalis.

So we will have a lot of fresh fish for dinner tonight at Ilias Taverna in Palionissos nicely prepared by Nomiki and Christos on my last night, before I return to Kos tomorrow - the end of my trip to Sicily after almost 2.000 nautical miles.
Location:
Kalymnos
Position:
Weather:
clear
Wind force:
3 - gentle breeze
Wind direction:
NW
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