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Catch of the day

We had a nice downwind sail today to Leros marina.

Shortly after leaving Patmos harbour this morning a 1.3 kg Tuna went on the hooks.

Before we went into the bay of Lakki there was another one on the rod but we didn't manage to get it in.

But 1.3 kilos are quite enough for tonight.
Location:
Leros Marina
Position:
Weather:
clear
Wind force:
5 - fresh breeze
Wind direction:
N

Seal visiting us

This morning we had a nice sail from Arki to Patmos in a Force 6 with a top speed of 8.1 knots.

While relaxing in the harbour of Patmos we were quite surprised, that a seal came next to Lady Soul visiting us.

It was the first time I encountered a seal in these waters.
Location:
Patmos
Position:
Weather:
clear
Wind force:
6 - strong breeze
Wind direction:
N

Last trip of the season

All forecasts for today predicted 2-3 Beaufort from various directions . So we decided to go north and sail back south in the upcoming days.

We ended up in force 5-6 from north.

Now were relaxing in Lipsi harbour watching the sunset with a nice glass of Syrah from Kos before we will have a delicious supper at Manolis.
Location:
Lipsi
Position:
Weather:
clear
Wind force:
4 - moderate breeze
Wind direction:
N

Nightmare Symi Town Harbour

It looks like Symi is continuing to be my nightmare!

Some years ago we were there at Greek Eastern time not knowing what to expect: at 00:00 on Easter Sunday the locals were throwing dynamite into the harbour and we were quite scared.

So I only went there once again and had problems again with crossed chains.

This time I thought I might get more luck.

WRONG!

The first morning a polish charter boat skipper, who did not get tired of repeating he would be a professional skipper, was going in circles while trying to get his anchor out, screwing some other anchors like mine.

Michalis, the local diver had to take my chain of the anchor to clear the mess.

Now I am anchored in Panormitis in the South of Symi waiting for the weather in Kos to calm down tomorrow.
Location:
Panormitis Symi Nisos
Position:
Weather:
clear
Wind force:
1 - light air
Wind direction:
N

Nice downwind sail

To get away from the cold northerlies I decided this morning to head south to Symi for a few days.

Winds are up to 27 knots but gladly from the stern.

Until Knidos it was more of a surfing than sailing with a max speed of 12.3 knots.

Not bad for a 12 meter catamaran.
Location:
South of Datca Peninsula
Position:
Destination of the day:
Symi
Heading:
99°
Speed:
7 kn
Weather:
clear
Wind force:
6 - strong breeze
Wind direction:
N

Kids are talking

A new experience for my son Nicolas and his friend Michael: no internet!

They have to talk!

No chatting, no Google, no nothing:)
Location:
Palionissos
Position:
Weather:
clear
Wind force:
3 - gentle breeze
Wind direction:
NW

Catch of the Day

On our way to Palionissos we first caught two plastic bags and we already thought, that would be it.

Than finally south of Pserimos a 600g Bonito got on the hook.

So Christos will have something for the barbecue tonight.
Location:
Samos Sea
Position:
Destination of the day:
Palionissos
Heading:
103°
Speed:
7 kn
Motoring
Weather:
clear
Wind force:
3 - gentle breeze
Wind direction:
NW
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