2 clueless day skippers with Patience

Tranquil, secluded coves to beach resorts with speed boats.

06 August 2016
Not sure I mentioned the lone dolphin on Corfu in Petriti ? If not, I do now as during August we had hoped to see a few more, but sadly this hasn't been the case.The lack of fish here is obviously keeping them away.

After leaving Petriti we headed north towards Corfu Town, with the intention of anchoring under the ruined Old Fortress 'Palaio Fourio,' built by the Venetians between 1550 and 1559.This is a popular anchorage but five times we tried to get the anchor to set - yes folks - five !! Needless to say, tired and grumpy we gave up and headed to another of Gordon and Louise's recommended anchorages - Kommeno Bay near Gouvia Marina.

We set the anchor first time - whoo hoo ! Once we were sure the boat wasn't going anywhere,we climbed into the dingy to check out the marina and pop to the village to have a well earned coffee. The marina was huge, reminded me very much of an English MDL or Premier, a bit soulless, not many people around and those around not smiling much. (To be fair they could have been having a bad day.) Johnnie is leaving his boat here over the winter, but it's not for us. Even the village wasn't that great and the anchorage...fun watching the water skiers for a bit but their wash got annoying as it made us rock and roll a tad.

The following morning we needed to head south again.One last attempt at anchoring at Corfu Town, this time further along by Naok Yacht club - but still no luck. We will have to visit the island again one day, by plane or ferry !!!

Our next spot was an awesome one. Monastery Bay, on mainland Greece,just north west of Mourtos, tucked behind the island Ay Nikolaos. Now here we could have stayed for ages.It was was just one of the beautiful, clear water anchorages around the Sivota Islands, the other two islands being Sybota and Mavros Notos. A yachties paradise, so many unspoilt secluded coves to choose from.We loved it, but alas we had left ourselves a week to get back to Zante to meet Dom, so onward and southward we had to go, sadly having only seen one sunset.

After wending our way through the glorious islands (1.5 m depth at one point - quite hairy) we headed along the coast - what a difference. We arrived at our first 'holiday strip' since leaving Spain. An umbrella lined beach where every few minutes we were rocked by a speed boat towing spotty teenagers on inflatables - oh to be young!
Welcome to Parga!

Off to hire a sun bed and book a banana boat ride ....

Catch you later, Donna and Ricky xx


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Vessel Name: Patience
Vessel Make/Model: Moody376
Hailing Port: Haslar , Gosport , England
Crew: Ricky and Donna
About: 2023 Still clueless , but having fun !
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