After a sleepless night in Aegina we made a before dawn exit for the Corinth Canal. But the closer we got the more wind we had straight on the nose and the slower our progress. So we headed for a sheltered bay and waited for the weather to improve. Several days later we made another early morning dash. Again the wind came up, but not so much that we couldn't make the entrance.
Formalities completed we headed waited our turn. Thankfully less than an hour (it can be up to 3), until we were called to head the entrance, just us and an another yacht - and we get to go first! It's the most expensive canal in the world per mile, it is only 3.2 miles long and 25m wide.
The song goes on and Paul and Robyn (with a little help) dance there way into the canal.
We got 20 knots funneling through to slow us down, but still we managed to get through in good time. Once the bridge opened at the far end and the sea came barreling in we realised the real challenge was to come. A rough exit from the canal followed and everyone (not least the new crew) was glad to see Corinth town and a space for Hector in the yacht harbour. No other set of crew have had seen such rough weather and they have only been on board a few short days.
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.