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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

Twins

Today in Palionissos two Broadblue 385 are meeting.

Opua and Lady Soul plus two other sailing yachts joined for an excellent dinner at Taverna Ilias.

The preferred dish was „Lady Souls catch of the day in lemon sauce“.
Location:
Palionissos
Position:
Weather:
clear
Wind force:
3 - gentle breeze
Wind direction:
NW

Catch of the day

On my way today from Kos to Palionissos for the first time this season my fishing was successful.

I got 3 fish from the tuna family from 3 different locations.
Location:
Palionissos
Position:
Weather:
clear
Wind force:
3 - gentle breeze
Wind direction:
NW

Dolphins

On our way today from Astipalia to Nisyros we just had a long visit of some dolphins.

They were jumping around our bow for quite some time enjoying to play with Lady Soul.

This was the first time for this season.
Location:
Aegean Sea
Position:
Destination of the day:
Nisyros
Speed:
7 kn
Weather:
fair
Wind force:
3 - gentle breeze
Wind direction:
NW

Kitchen Helper

As I will stay for a few days here, I decided to help a bit at the Ilias Taverna.

Todays job: preparing γεμιστα
Location:
Palionissos
Position:
Weather:
clear
Wind force:
4 - moderate breeze
Wind direction:
NW

Anchoring Skills

Yesterday we started at 06:00 at Kos Marina and due to the expected strong Meltemi we decided to get out of the main affected area. We had a terrific downwind sail to Panormitis, a very well protected bay on Symi island.

The bay was also affected by the meltemi and so we had gusts up to 39 knots, quite a challenge for the anchors.

After sunset quite a lot of sailors arrived looking for a place to hide from the strong winds and to anchor. Many of them were obviously participants of the Rodos Cup, which will start today from Kos Marina. They proved, that anchoring skills are probably not necessary for a regatta. One even rolled out the genua for mooring?! They produced quite a chaos amongst the yachts already on anchor. Luckily we stayed out of trouble:)
Location:
Panormitis Symi
Position:
Weather:
clear
Wind force:
6 - strong breeze
Wind direction:
NW
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