Trip to Sicily started
This year I planned a nice long trip from Kos to Sicily, where we will celebrate a good friends 60th birthday before returning back to Kos Marina mid July.
Today we started the first leg from Kos to Amorgos, a 76 nm trip with predicted 4-5 Beaufort SE winds. After Kalymnos we were even able to put up our Parasailor spinnaker. As soon as we reached Levitha, we changed to the Genaker due to enforcing winds. As we arrived at Amorgos NE tip we were only sailing with a Genua reefed to a minimum as winds picked up close to 40 knots.
Now we will enjoy the beautiful island of Amorgos.
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.
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.