In Tune at Sea

The adventures and misadventures of Philip & Geraldine aboard In Tune

22 September 2017
21 September 2017 | Isla de Adrento
21 September 2017 | Mar Menor
19 September 2017 | Campello
16 September 2017 | Calpe
15 September 2017 | Porto Roig
15 September 2017 | Ibiza town
12 September 2017 | San Vincente
11 September 2017 | Between Mallorca and Ibiza
10 September 2017 | Cala Blanca, Mallorca
10 September 2017 | Palma, Mallorca
10 September 2017 | Colom, Mallorca
03 September 2017 | Cala de los Pinos
31 August 2017
30 August 2017 | Mahon
28 August 2017 | Tyrrhenian Sea
21 August 2017 | Carloforte
18 August 2017 | Porto Malfortano
18 August 2017 | Capo di Pula

Barely beat the wind

19 May 2017 | Naxos
We had an abortive leaving at Katapola, Amorgos, 2 days earlier when we had equipment failures in pretty strong winds, so decided to go back and anchor and sort those out, (chart plotter and reefing jammer) which mostly we did.

So we left for the second time in much gentler winds with our chart plotter working and had a good sail for several hours with the code 0 sail again. We decided to skip our original destination at Mirsini Skhinousa, and press on for Naxos. Unfortunately we lost the wind and then ended up with a head wind for the last 2 hours. With strong winds forecast we decided to shelter in the town harbour.

The marble arch on the sea spit is part of a temple begun in 530 BC but was never finished as it was sacked by Persians in 490 BC. We spent our first day ashore wandering around the Venetian castle on the hill surrounded by alleys, arches and tunnels which used to be the up-market part of town. The Venetians occupied the island in 1207 and was a Venetian duchy for 300 years until it fell to the Turks in 1566. It became Greek in 1832. The author of Zorba the Greek, Nikos Kazantzakis, taught here in the school for 12 years. The young Byron on visiting Naxos wanted to buy it for his retirement; nice idea.

Next day we took the town bus up to a hilltop town call Apieranthos,had lunch and wandered the town.

I had dropped the outboard motor off when we arrived, so picked it up after they had worked on it for 2 days and they still could not get it to run either. The only solution in the end was to put a brand new carbie on. $$$ It now runs better than ever!

Leaving soon (Sunday 21st) for a short trip across to Paros.
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Vessel Name: In Tune
Vessel Make/Model: Fountaine Pajot
Hailing Port: Australia
Crew: Philip Greetham, Geraldine Pamo
About:
Philip Greetham: Retired from the corporate world, having had careers in teaching, customer service, training and consulting. Born in the UK, my parents emigrated to Australia as "£10 poms" settling in Melbourne. [...]
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