We then headed north west across the gulf to Epidavros with a specific purchase in mind. On our last visit we found a shop selling their own olive oil and herbs including a lovely dried wild oregano herb. This has become a staple of Chris's cooking and is getting low so we were keen to return. Unfortunately the shop was closed down when we found it and nowhere else was selling the products. A wasted journey as we found the town somewhat run down. After one night at anchor in the harbour we agreed that it was time to move on.
We had a mix of motoring, a lunch stop in a bay on the southern part of Aegina, Pyrgos Point, and a nice afternoon sail as we headed back to Poros. We are now on the return leg of our cruise as we have only a few weeks left to get works done and prepare Splice for the winter.
Poros Town is on an island just off the mainland and this creates a large harbour area including some bays to the west of town. We headed for one of these after joining in a stream of boats heading through the north entrance. Everyone else turned to port to compete in the nights quay battle, we turned to starboard and found ourselves alone in a lovely little bay with clear water (the water around Poros generally isn't clear) and a view back across the waters towards town. It took 30 minutes to get tied back to some rocks on the shore and we then had a very pleasant evening with a drink on the fore-deck as the towns lights came on and dinner on board.
Drinks in the bay
It was very peaceful overnight as well. After a morning swim the time today has been dedicated to catching up on blog writing which has been left too long (apologies)
Main photo: Poros town from our anchorage in the bay