The blue sky, the Sun and summer temperatures (in the middle of the day) We invite you to take our time down South. We therefore take the late arrival of cold and winter wind blows to discover the Ionian Islands. Summer is the playground for hundreds of sailboats and every little Bay or port is saturated with boaters... but at this time we are hopelessly the only boat to navigate this maze of Islands. It must be said that the nights are very fresh with the Sunrise of the day less than 10 ° C in the boat. Fortunately we have a forced air heater to keep us warm during the long nights.
Monthly archives for December, 2015
Friday 04 December: Paxos
C is the sun rising that we leave Corfu. Need us 5 h 30 of navigation to the engine to reach the island of Paxos, 27 more miles South . We throw the anchor in Lakka Bay in the northeast of the island. Paxos is famous for its coves with turquoise water, its impressive cliffs and its centuries-old olive groves. In high season the pleasure boats clutter bays, but in the winter we have only the embarrassment of the choice to anchor.
Saturday 28 November 7.30 - before leaving for Corfu we have to do a bit of diesel oil a few miles from Naxos. Waxes emerged, the North West wind is freezing. Away from sides the sky darkens, the wind is getting stronger and forces us to take a reef quickly. During the night the wind turns northeast, the waves face deepen and make uncomfortable navigation. We decide to change course and aim the South of Corfu.