23 April 2019 | Fiskardo, Kefalonia, Greece
22 April 2019 | Nidri, Lefkada, Greece
22 April 2019 | Lefkas Canal, Lefkada, Greece
22 April 2019 | Cleopatra Marina, Preveza, Greece
19 April 2019 | Cleopatra Marina, Preveza, Greece
19 April 2019 | Cleopatra Marina, Preveza, Greece
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24 April 2018 | Palaiokastritsa, Corfu, Greece
23 April 2018 | Palaiokastritsa, Corfu, Greece
23 April 2018 | Gouvia Marina, Corfu, Greece
22 April 2018 | Gouvia Marina, Corfu, Greece
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20 April 2018 | Palaiokastritsa, Corfu, Greece

A trying day!

23 April 2019 | Fiskardo, Kefalonia, Greece
Graham Kyte | Appaling!
After an excellent coffee at a very pleasant coffee bar in Nidri it was time to set off towards Agia Efimia, Kefalonia. A light breeze from the right direction and off we set at 9am. So where was the 25 knots of wind promised by the weather forecast? Well, that arrived at 12:10pm!! After crossing the channel between Lefkada and Kefalonia doing 8 knots at times, we nearly got wiped out when the wind suddenly increased from 28 to 40 knots totally out of the blue. Quickly getting a third reef in the main and genoa did not save us from being heeled well over with the toe rail on the starboard side totally disappearing for a while. After nearly two hours of trying to sail to Agia Efimia and only making less than a mile in the right direction coupled with the sea picking up very badly, I decided to do a U-turn and head straight into Fiskardo. This proved to be interesting to say the least! With a 30 knot following wind, we surfed down the waves into the harbour area which was extremely rough. I circled the boat while Mark got out the fenders and lines whilst trying to not fall oveboard and reversed into the one remaining slot against the harbour wall. Talk about lucky. The wind was still very strong so our mooring lines were quite long so we had to pump up the dinghy to get onto the wall, all of 3 metres away but out of reach of our trusty plank....a late snack lunch, couple of beers, home made thai curry and now relaxing on a rocky boat before what I suspect will be an early night after a very tiring day. Tomorrow's plan will be worked out.....tomorrow!

Arrival at Nidri

22 April 2019 | Nidri, Lefkada, Greece
Graham Kyte | Raining :-(
We made it! No leaks in the boat and all systems working. My second ever arrival stern to on a harbour wall went flawlessly thanks to the assistance of my able crew member Mark :-) I think we are getting the hang of this mooring technique which involves reversing towards the harbour wall whilst simultaneously dropping the bow anchor then attaching two stern lines to the quayside. Much easier with a crew of four, not two! Anyway, it worked and now we're off for a steak. An early start tomorrow to hopefully sail to Agia Efimia on the eastern coast of Kefalonia.

The Lefkas Channel

22 April 2019 | Lefkas Canal, Lefkada, Greece
Graham Kyte | Overcast
We arrived at the entrance to the channel at 1245pm, perfect timing for the bridge opening at 1pm. Following two other yachts, we motored through and headed south for about 5Nm before exiting the canal and motoring the final 4Nm to Nidri, our stop for tonight....
Vessel Name: Quasar IV of Lleyn
Vessel Make/Model: Westerly Oceanlord 41
Hailing Port: Portsmouth, Hampshire
Crew: Graham and Tracey Kyte
About: Now based in Corfu, Greece, enjoying some Ionian sailing at last!
Extra: Away on the Spring 2019 cruise...
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Quasar IV of Lleyn's Photos - (Main)
A collection of photos from our new home in Paleokastritsa, Corfu.
4 Photos
Created 6 July 2015
Some pictures from the Awhba Camping Trip, Saudi Arabia, 12/13 April 2012.
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Created 20 April 2012
A short collection of photos from March to June 2011 in and around Riyadh.
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Created 3 June 2011
Having arrived on the 18th June, we are currently waiting for spare parts to be fabricated here on island to fix the broken rigging before heading back to Falmouth, UK.
34 Photos
Created 30 June 2010
Sailing 2200 Nm from St Georges, Bermuda, to Horta, Faial, the Azores
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Created 19 June 2010
A short summary of our stop here in Bermuda on our way to the Azores
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Created 24 May 2010
Sailing QUASAR IV north from Sint Maarten to Bermuda, 950 Nm.
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Created 22 May 2010
General photos of life aboard
29 Photos
Created 5 June 2008
Mark T, ME (Graham) and Tony Ball, an old school friend have just spent a week backpacking around Dartmoor, camping out in the hills. A great break from boat maintenance!
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Created 8 March 2008
General photos of S/Y QUASAR IV as we prepare her for our voyage
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Created 7 January 2008