23 July 2013 | 39 06.4N 20 20.3E
We have abandoned Croatia and are going down through the Ionian Islands. The prevailing winds for going up to Croatia were NNE and now we're going south we should be sailing but the prevailing winds are - SSW!! How does that work?? So we are still motoring into wind but at least we're not sitting around waiting.
We left Gouvia on Sunday and stayed in Petriti on Sunday night, a lovely little bay which the book said was pretty much a sleepy hollow. Well, it was heaving with yachts but plenty of room for us all. Water was beautifully clear and even Andy was enthused enough to go for a swim, his first this year!
Yesterday, we moved on down to Paxos, one of two small islands about 7 miles south of Corfu, the other being Anti-Paxos. They are both archetypal Greek islands with green-blue water and tavernas surrounded by dark green olive trees. We stopped in Lakka for lunch. Its a little bit British with lots of full English Breakfasts on offer but also has local bakery and shops selling local produce. We are planning where to take Barb, Dan and the Grand kids when they come and this is definitely on the list.
We moved down to the bottom of Paxos to Monganesi for the night. Smaller than Lakka but quite busy. Lots of med mooring going on and we were worried that our anchor chain would be crossed with some of them and stop us leaving early this morning but all was good and we are now on our way to Lefkas.
Really enjoying being on the move again.