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Plastic Free Season 2019 starts

Finally Lady Soul is (almost) ready to start the 2019 season.

First of all: I will try to keep it as "plastic free" as possible. No more plastic water bottles. Instead we have installed a watermaker, that can produce 60 liters of pure water an hour. Supporting this, a new wind generator and new solar chargers are in place, to produce as much "green energy" as possible.

Besides that, a lot of new gadgets will make life aboard even more enjoyable.

Next Tuesday my new crew will arrive for the first leg of the trip to/back Sicily.

I wish you all a great summer :)
Location:
Kos Marina
Position:
Weather:
clear
Wind force:
5 - fresh breeze
Wind direction:
N

Last trip of the season

After staying on the lovely island of Arki for the last days to let strong winds pass by, we started early this morning to sail back to Kos.

This will be the last trip of the season and we had a gread sunrise this morning.

The blog will also have a rest until spring next year, when a long and hopefully exciting journey will start sailing to Sicily to celebrate a good friends birthday.

I hope you will follow my blog next year again.

Kalo Ximonas!
Location:
Samos Sea
Position:
Destination of the day:
Kos Marina
Weather:
fair
Wind force:
3 - gentle breeze
Wind direction:
N

Stefans first catch

On our way to Lipsi a Palamida just decided to get on the hook.

We will bring it to Manolis in Lipsi to get it prepared for a lovely dinner.
Location:
Ägäisches Meer
Position:
Destination of the day:
Lipsi
Heading:
225°
Speed:
7 kn
Motoring
Weather:
fair
Wind force:
3 - gentle breeze
Wind direction:
NW

Autumn at Dodekanes islands

Beautiful weather, still nice temperatures with 24 degrees water, this is autumn in the Dodekanes.

And best of all, it’s not that crowded any more.

The best time of the season.
Location:
Kalymnos
Position:
Weather:
fair
Wind force:
3 - gentle breeze
Wind direction:
NW

Storm Zorbas

A hurricane is hitting Greece. The Medicane is called ZORBAS!

Meteo Greece is predicting wave heights of 10+ meters. This is a wave height, I haven't seen in any prediction for the Mediterranean.

I doubled all lines and we hope, that the storm is going a different track. As the forecasts models seem to be a bit stressed, we really do not know, where it will pass through. Every hour we get a different forecast.
Location:
Kos Marina
Position:
Weather:
fair
Wind force:
4 - moderate breeze
Wind direction:
SW

SUP Demonstration

Today finally I had some time to do some StandUp-paddeling.

For all the disbelievers I included a picture :)

Tomorrow we will have to go back to Kos Marina as the forecasts dor the next days show 8-10 Beaufort from north on Wednesday and from Friday strong Southerlies.
Location:
Palionissos
Position:
Weather:
clear
Wind force:
3 - gentle breeze
Wind direction:
NW

Autonomy - Green Energy

Lady Soul is now moored for one week in my favorite bay with my favorite taverna. I don’t have a generator and I didn’t have to start the engines once to have either hot water or to get the batteries charged.

Batteries are still full thanks to my photovoltaic panels and hot water is available through my solar panel :)

I‘ll give it a try for another week!

Thanks to Fred from Opua for taking the picture while fixing something at the mast top of his Broadblue 385
Location:
Palionissos
Position:
Weather:
clear
Wind force:
3 - gentle breeze
Wind direction:
NW
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