This is our new home for a couple of weeks. The marina is still very busy with charter boats so we get so see a different side to sailing life.
A trickle of boats, turns into a flood.
Anastasia even found one with her name on it!
We've been to the town a few times now, but it's still fun to explore.
A game of swimming tag around the boat is a favourite of the crew and it won't be long before it too cold to play.
Meanwhile Paul and Robyn take the opportunity to make a quick dash for the beach.
We were looking forward to a quiet night, in a quiet bay, after Nidri unexpectedly entered party mode the night before. Unfortunately, two English boats decided they really liked our spot and tied up next to us... right next to us! Very cosy. We got hear their collective stories well into the night..
Still we managed to get up in the morning and walk over the hill to the Chora, or old town. When we got back to our little bay it was time for a drink.
Messolonghi is a town up a narrow fishing hut/house lined canal. The lagoon at the end of the channel is the home to many birds and loads of turtles too. It's not on the tourist trail, but it is pretty special.
We had a quite night here and then dinghyed Paul and Robyn ashore so the could cycle to our next stop, between Petalas Island and the mainland. They had some adventures whilst ashore, and some close encounters with the wild life of there own.
Last season we attempted to pass under this bridge, but the weather was against us and we changed our plans - this season, no such problems. We had a nice sail and an extra crew member. Of course as soon as we were thru the wind changed and came straight at us, but it was nice whilst it lasted.
It's about here we had a few queries about the bridge height ... and why is bridge control not answering the VHF?
... and now we collectively breath out!
When we finally got of Corinth we headed for Galaxidi a lovely town on the north cost of the Gulf of Corinth. We grabbed a spot on the quay and then headed out for a celebratory lunch.
Today we went to a museum, it was a folklore museum. There were loads of traditional clothes on display. The Shepard women wore a ridiculous amount of jewelry, they also had huge pompoms on their shoes. They probably weren't able to walk far.
The clothes were very elaborate. My favourite was one with fur on it, but I'd only wear it if it wasn't real. By Maddy
Aegina island is known to be one of Greece's busiest and when it is having the annual Pistachio (Fistiki) Festival, well it goes crazy. The harbour is not large but everyone wants in and getting a spot is very hard won. We waited our turn and saw numerous yachts tangled anchors, but eventually took our spot. This was lucky because we had new crew arriving..with bikes, so no anchoring off.
Above - Our eventual spot. Below the masts behind the line of tents for the festival.
When the new crew turn up after nearly 40 hours of travelling they are really pleased to see the stage set up next to the boat for an all night party... Oops!
We're an ordinary family of 5 dreaming, planning and now beginning our adventure around the Mediterranean (and further afield), having an awesome time! Look out for our boat and come and say hi.