A whole marina just for me
Originally I planned to go to Marina dell‘Etna today. As they didn’t answer my mooring request I booked through the Navily app a place just below Reggio in the Straits of Messina.
What a surprise: Lady Soul is the only boat in the marina. Not everything is finished yet, but nice and clean. And we got a warm welcome and a lot of helping hand (as a big discount on their regular pricelist :)
Don Giuseppes first Mooring
The last segment of the trip to Sicily started this morning with dead calm weather. We stopped at the brand new marina of Erikousa. It was the first mooring for my new crew. Everything worked perfect.
Franz Birthday Wind
Today we were sailing from the lovely island of Kalamos in northerly direction. All forecasts were showing southerlies around 10-15 knots, ideal for going north.
Already after 10 minutes we were quite surprised about the wind picking up fast. After 1 hour we only hat the genua out minimized to the second reef. We were still sailing around 10 knots and the wind gusted up to 50 knots!
After the Lefkas ferry bridge we decided to go to the brand new Preveza marina, which welcomed us with a heavy rain upon arrival.
Now we will stay here for the next to days until the wind looks favorable to continue to go north to Corfu.
Tonight we will find a nice taverna to celebrate Franz birthday.