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Rock Monastery of Amorgos

This morning Stefan rented a scooter to visit the monastery of Amorgos, which is built into the mountain.

He got a private tour by one of the monks. In high season around 600 people are visiting this monastery, but now he was the only one to get that impressive look.
Location:
Katopola
Position:
Destination of the day:
Schinoussa
Heading:
299°
Speed:
7 kn
Weather:
fair
Wind force:
2 - light breeze
Wind direction:
NW

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.
Location:
Katopola (Amorgos)
Position:
Weather:
mostly cloudy
Wind force:
7 - moderate gale
Wind direction:
SE

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
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