With a 71 mile trip to make and F2/3 winds we needed the support of the engines as well as the mainsail to make the crossing west to Kipparissi in just over 10 hours. This is a bay on the east of the the Peloponnese coast. We had visited before and knew that there would be some sort of space available even in these busy times. We found a spot just off the quay and dropped anchor around 16.30 hrs.
We went ashore searching for a recommended taverna, struggled to identify which one of two was the place as the names were all different and in Greek. We chose one which was adequate only to see another sign as we left proving we had meant to patronise the other place! Humm!
The view from our Chapel Bay mooring
The next morning we moved to another part of Kipparissi we call Chapel Bay (because it has a small chapel!) Before we have moored back to the quay in front of this but it was swarmed by 4 very large motor-yachts and after a quick look we moved 200m away and anchored back to the rocks. We had a lovely spot, with clear water and light winds we had a very pleasant day until around 18.30hrs. A large motor-yacht came and squeezed in between us and the next yacht putting himself about 10m off our starboard side. He then proceeded to run his noisy generator all evening, whilst sitting inside in the aircon! We had to suffer the noise. He turned it off at midnight but started it up again the next morning. By then the Skipper was very irritated and we spoke to them - 'oh, we have a problem and have to run it' - if you hear this it's the standard motor yacht response to being challenged on their unsocial behaviour. They never actually turn the thing off as they'd have to do without their aircon and electric hairdryers!!!!!! Bloody Motorbuggers.