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Relaxing in Arki

Today spontaneously I changed my schedule as light winds easily allowed to go North.

So I am relaxing at one of my favorite spots: Arki

Faliraki Cafe invites for relaxation.
Location:
Arki
Position:
Weather:
fair
Wind force:
2 - light breeze
Wind direction:
NW

Day trip with friends

After a weekend with strong winds we used the calm weather today for a day trip to lovely Palionissos.

With my friends Angela, Maria, Gianni and Rüdiger we had great food and a nice swim.
Location:
Palionissos
Position:
Weather:
fair
Wind force:
4 - moderate breeze
Wind direction:
N

Octopus catch

2 young boys caught an octopus while we were having lunch at the Pirate Taverna in Marathi.
Location:
Marathi
Position:
Heading:
-1°
Weather:
fair
Wind force:
1 - light air
Wind direction:
S

Tight fitting

When we arrived in Arki today there was only one place left, where we could moore.

We got in by a few centimeters:)
Location:
Arki
Position:
Heading:
169°
Weather:
fair
Wind force:
1 - light air
Wind direction:
S

Downwind sail

Our short weekend trip was without any fuel consumtion: on Saturday with light southerlies downwind north to Palionissos and on Monday with force 4 to 5 NW back to Kos.

Great sailing :)
Location:
Kos Marina
Position:
Weather:
clear
Wind force:
5 - fresh breeze
Wind direction:
N

Rescue Operation

First the good news: Ilias Taverna in Palionissos on Kalymnos now has got a new internet connection via satellite that is also available to their customers.

After arrival today with a nice downwind sail with southerlies from Kos I had to reconfigure the new network to have a separate customer and owners network.

While working on that, someone was screaming through the bay and we finally realized, the the other catamaran went off his mooring buoy and was already at the rocks.

So everyone went into their dinghys and tried to push her off to the sea. I finally jumped aboard, started the engines and took her back to the mooring buoy.

7 crews were involved in the rescue operation plus Christos and Kostas from the taverna.

Gladly nothing was damaged.

So it was time for the first swim of the season in 20° C water.
Location:
Palionissos
Position:
Weather:
mostly cloudy
Wind force:
4 - moderate breeze
Wind direction:
S

First sailing trip in 2017 with Lady Soul

Toni joined me for my first trip in 2017.

On our way to Palionissos I was stopped for the first time in my life by a Frontex boat, the European border control. Very nice and polite people I have to say. They just asked us, where we were going, that's it.

In Palionissos we we had a very hearty welcome by our friends Nomiki and Christos, and of course a great meal featuring meze and a lemon Sepia risotto.

It looks like life is going to be really tough in 2017 :)

For everyone wondering, why this post is in English: from this year on I will post in English as I have a lot of non German speaking followers.
Location:
Palionissos
Position:
Weather:
fair
Wind force:
1 - light air
Wind direction:
N
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