2 clueless day skippers with Patience

The busy marina at Kalamata or the empty bay of Patalidi - no contest !

26 September 2016
Wednesday 21st September
We motored across the bay from Petalidi, quite looking forward to seeing Kalamata, yet anxious that it would be so nice that we would be gutted that we weren't spending the winter months there. We needn't have worried - Apart from the really friendly girl in the office and the stunning view from the bar on the yacht club roof, the marina was a disappointment. Not what we had expected at all, although I'm not quite sure what we had expected!! Even the friendly girl in the marina office said that, on some pontoons, the swell is awful in the winter months. It certainly was rocky on pontoon E, where we were. We did find a nice park with old locomotive trains in. The park took you all the way into the main shopping area, so a nice walk,but all things considered, we are pleased they were full up and we were forced to go to Missalonghi.

We had to stay for a few days as the weather was, once again, wet and stormy, but at 35 euros a night, we were glad when the sun shone and we could go to anchor again. We only had 3 days to wait until Betty arrived so we went back to the lovely bay of Patalidi to take it easy,not too difficult - as you can see from the photo.

Sunday 25th September
After meeting Betty and spending just one more night at Kalamata, Ricky looked at the pilot books and found a lovely spot at Karavostasi, in the bay of Limeniou.With our new crew member ready and rearing to go we headed off to sea once more, on route around the Peloponesse to Athens.

We were the only yacht moored alongside the breakwater at Karavostasi amongst a few local fishing boats. The quayside was very pretty and Betty and I went for an evening stroll and found a teeny tiny local church where Betty lit a candle. Only when we were leaving,the following day, did Ricky tease us that we had burnt the church down, as he pointed out a plume of smoke rising up from the bay as we sailed out! What would my friends at HFRS say ? Seriously it wasn't us or even a teeny tiny church on fire but a controlled bonfire on the hillside - but it did make me look twice!

On that note - off to check the boats smoke alarm,
Love as always,
Stay safe,
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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