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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

Finally some rain

The greek islands urgently needed some rain. Most of the rain came down on Turkey and Greek mainland.

On our way today from Xirokambos on Leros we already had some short showers.

Now we stopped in Pothia to fill up our water tank. And it started raining like hell. With a big funnel we could have refilled as well.

Later we will continue to Palionissos to watch Germanys final football game of the tournament:)
Location:
Kalymnos
Position:
Heading:
82°
Weather:
cloudy
Wind force:
2 - light breeze
Wind direction:
SW

Lady Soul Aquarell

Claudia surprised me today with an aquarelle:

It shows Lady Soul at her prefered mooring buoy in Palionissos.
Location:
Kos Marina
Position:
Weather:
clear
Wind force:
3 - gentle breeze
Wind direction:
N

Failed mooring

While I was already enjoying my Ouzo in the Taverna Aphrodite just behind Lady Soul a charter crew of 7 guys tried to moore next to us.

I told them, that there is not really enough room for them and to at least turn of their port propeller.

But as they did not listen they managed to get the lazy line of the adjacent fishing boat in their prop.

Finally we pulled them in by manpower.

Now they discuss how to get off the boat.

Harbour movie at it’s best.
Location:
Paloi Nisos Nisiros
Position:
Weather:
clear
Wind force:
2 - light breeze
Wind direction:
NW
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