We can see Turkey
20 October 2011 | Ios to Amorgos, Leros, Kalimnos then Kos
After two wet and windy days in Ios with Richard and Phillipa we headed towards the Island of Amorgos (renowned for rough seas) via Levitha (which has a very good anchorage allegedly) wind was in our favour so we did 47 miles and found a sheltered anchorage tucked behind an island off the north west coast. Hurrah for some bowriding bottlenoses. Couple of really big ones... cool.
Next day sun came out and had a perfect sail across to Leros Island and met up with Richard and Ruth again in Lakki. Fab to see them. Good harbour and looks like a communist town. Next day gentle sail around the bottom of Leros to the bottom tip of Kalymnos and an awesome fjord called Vathy. Fab place selling sponges. Fertile market garden valley with tiny port at the head of the ‘deep’ inlet. Good Taverna. Late start after swim and caught a frigate mackerel en route to Kos. Cooked it for dinner in Kos Harbour along with the generous supplies of the French charter boat alongside.. Had crates of wine and beer and water left over.
Visited the Askliepion, a 4th century R&R sanctuary on three levels and the rest of Kos by car. Other than the ruins wasn’t impressed with Kos.