When I left Kos Marina on Thursday afternoon, there was no sign of the disaster, that happened the following night.
While Lady Soul was safely moored at one of the mooringbuoys from Ilias Taverna in Palionissos (Kalymnos island) there was an earthquake with 6.6 Richter just south of Bodrum, which did a lot of damage to Kos maritime infrastructure.
As there is no mobile availability in Palionissos at the moment, I had to go by car over the mountain to Emporio to get in contact with the world.
As far as I know by now, none of my friends were injured, but some had damages.
Now I am on my way back to Kos with mobile internet and I will post a summary later.
Arki anchor recovery
The windlass of my Austrian neighbours started malfunctioning when they came in yesterday, but Helge, my Norvegian neighbour and me paddled out with a dinghy to assist them. The motor of the windlass did not work any more.
So today Manolis Trypas, a fisherman and support from the Hellenic Army recovered the anchor and chain manually.
Another example of international seamanship and Greek hospitality.