Freya & Us

Vessel Name: Freya of Wight
Vessel Make/Model: Westerly Oceanranger
Hailing Port: Portishead
14 June 2018 | Karlovassi, Samos- 7,150 NM
11 June 2018 | Samos - 7,117 NM
31 May 2018
31 May 2018 | Kalandhon, Naxos - 7,006 NM
25 May 2018 | Naxos - 6,988 NM
21 May 2018 | Rhinia - 6,938 NM
13 May 2018 | Poros - 6,834 NM
06 May 2018
05 May 2018 | Astros - 6,770 NM
29 April 2018 | Leonidhion - 6,751 NM
25 April 2018 | Monemvasia - 6,711 NM
17 April 2018 | Kalamata - 6,606 NM
17 November 2017
14 November 2017 | Bristol - 6,606 NM
14 November 2017 | Athens - 6,606 NM
12 November 2017 | Kalamata - 6,606 NM
01 November 2017 | Kalamata - 6,606 NM
24 October 2017 | Kalamata - 6,606 NM
11 October 2017 | Pilos - 6,565 NM
04 October 2017
Recent Blog Posts
14 June 2018 | Karlovassi, Samos- 7,150 NM

Dodgy mountain roads - again!

We had a very unpleasant passage to Samos just a stones throw from the Turkish coast. We left very early in the morning, because of the arrival of the water tanker, and initially it was a beautiful still morning as we left Patmos. The wind picked up a little and the sails came out and we thought we were [...]

11 June 2018 | Samos - 7,117 NM

Another Birthday

The wind blew so hard we were boat bound in Kalandhon, Naxos. We were safely tied up in the fishing harbour but the wind made any ventures ashore horrible. We managed a little stroll later in the day and miraculously the wind dropped just as we decided we'd had enough of hiding on the boat and we had [...]

31 May 2018 | Kalandhon, Naxos - 7,006 NM

Our first Meltemi

We really enjoyed Naxos. From our anchorage we could see the old town, castle and temple to Apollo. On shore the old town was very interesting and beautiful. It turned out to be 2 old towns - one inside the Venetian castle walls and the other one Greek and sprawling over the hill below. It was really [...]

25 May 2018 | Naxos - 6,988 NM

Be careful what you wish for!

After a really peaceful night in our anchorage the Meltemi was still blowing in the morning. Mykonos was only 5 miles away and had a sheltered marina and so we bit the bullet and off we went. As soon as we left the bay we were being soaked by the waves as we crashed through them. It took 1.5 hours to [...]

21 May 2018 | Rhinia - 6,938 NM

Birthday Boy

The passage to Kythnos was 46 miles in a straight line and we started in a flat calm sea with no wind - set Flossy and that's it. Right in the middle was a huge lump of rock, the island of Agia Geogios, totally barren and uninhabited apart from lots of windmills. Later the wind picked up a bit and we [...]

Stowaway

17 April 2018 | Kalamata - 6,606 NM
Sunny and Warm
Well, we're back! We had a very easy and uneventful trip back broken by a lovely evening in Athens where we watched the candlelit Good Friday parades looking down on the little church in the square below out hotel room. Great hotel too, very comfortable and funky.

Our welcome back was really good. Freya looked lovely after Paul's varnishing and painting in January and the new upholstery is fab. Our first job had to be a run to the supermarket as everything would be closed for 2 days over Easter. On the way we bumped into Gordon who invited us out to dinner with Andrea and Bob as they were leaving in the morning - sorted!

Freya was on the hard and so we had a few days to do all the necessary jobs to get her ready to go back in the water plus the usual task of removing all the Saharan red sand. After 2 days of washing, polishing and anti-fouling she looked very smart and ready for our 11.00 o'clock date with the tractor on Tuesday. This is Greece, they didn't arrive until 1.00 but by the middle of the afternoon we were tied up on the pontoon, our home for a few days.

Paul discovered that Brindle, our Wi-fi booster was broken - essential and so definitely needed fixing. We ordered the necessary parts from the UK and hoped (prayed) delivery would be quick. It was, 3 days later they were here and working - yippee, a bit more on the list of things to do and off we go! Except when we serviced the engine the air filter disintegrated as did the new one from the cupboard! Now it was Friday afternoon, a new one couldn't be ordered until Monday and would be delivered on Tuesday - oh well, a few more days in Kalamata! There are definitely worse places to wait and the sun is shining.

Paul had a new Cobb bbq for Christmas which had its inaugural outing. After a trip to the wonderful Kalamata market we were well stocked to go and Gordon came to be guinea pig. We had a successful meal and evening being joined by Ann and Peter from Sacre Bleu for drinks after dinner. The local cats were particularly interested in the bbq (in particular the leftovers) and we now have a new best friend in Tiger, who has been adopted by the pontoon, or has he adopted them, not sure, and visits all the boats when cooking begins and his nose starts twitching! He wakes Gordon up every morning with a friendly paw through the hatch in case he's forgotten it's time for breakfast!

The link to our map seems to be stopping people leaving comments on the blog, so I've removed it from these posts for now. I will be keeping it up to date so simply go to one of the special map only posts and click the link there to see it

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