Hi, We had a nice day today. We are on the move again headed for the Corinthian Canal. No wind but we motored 25nm to a lovely anchorage off mainland Greece near the Gulf of Patras. Ormos Oxia We arrived around 1:00 and had lunch. Al decided to change the alternator belt. What a job. We ended up removing the alternator and grinding the mount so it would fit better. We thought the job about complete and Al lost the nut in the bilge somewhere. We spent about an hour looking for it and finally started digging in our spare parts. Al had bought some extras when he bought the larger alternator :-> What a beautiful sunset and evening. Our anchorage reminds us a little of Julian Bay. It's a long sand spit off the delta of the Akheloos River. We grilled a nice steak and just enjoyed our evening.
Love Sally and Al
Greece| Ionian Sea | Friskardo
Greece | Ionian Sea | Cephalonia Island | bus ride views of Assos Castle
August 30, 2007
Hi, We took the bus to Fiskardo today. It was an hour of air conditioning and fantastic views. We traveled winding roads that seemed to just hang on the mountainside. The driver would beep his horn as he rounded a corner. Twice we had goats crossing. The views of Myrtos Beach and Assos Castle were incredible. The town of Fiskardo had many pastel colored Venetian style houses and a busy harbor. Unfortunately the water front is covered with tables and awnings for the restaurants. We had an excellent lunch of lamb stew, mousakas (minced lamb and eggplant baked)and a tomato/cucumber salad. We have never eaten lamb that we've enjoyed before. :-> The ride back was just as spectacular. We are having dinner with Dick and Ginger, and Allie and Chuck tonight. We are leaving for the Corinthian Channel tomorrow along with Chaliventures.
Love Sally and Al
August 29, 2007
Hi, We didn't move on today as the weather called for south westerly winds and our planned anchorage was not good for that direction. The American boat we met in Sicily is Chaliventures not Jolly Ventures, Chuck and Allie from Virginia. We met Dick and Ginger ashore and had coffee and fantastic baklavas (wheat, honey and nuts)Way too sweet but shared it's not too bad :-> Al did a wiring project today. He installed the panel for the European 220 wiring. Big job that he started back in Nettuno and now is completed. We plan to take the bus to the north end of Cephalonia (Kefallonia)to Fiskardo (only town not destroyed by 1953 earthquake).