Chasing the Dream with Split Enz

30 August 2016
12 August 2016 | Currently sailing between mainland and Evia
30 July 2016 | Patitiri, Alonnisos Island Northern Greece
05 July 2016 | Olyimpic Marina, Lavrion Greece
13 October 2015 | Messilonghi, Greece
01 October 2015 | Vathi on Ithica
14 September 2015 | Vlikho, Lefkas Island
02 September 2015 | Paxoi, Aegean, Greece
26 August 2015 | Corfu town
26 August 2015 | Messolonghi
12 August 2015 | Astakos
06 July 2015 | Hermione
29 June 2015 | Mykonos Cyclades Geek Islands
21 June 2015 | Amorgos, Cyclades, Greece
15 June 2015 | Astypalia, Dodecanese Islands Greece
10 June 2015 | Pali on the Island of Nisiros
30 May 2015 | Panormitis on the island of Simi
22 May 2015 | Spinalonga Lagoon, Crete
17 May 2015 | Santorini

Bound for Rhodes

30 May 2015 | Panormitis on the island of Simi
Angie 23 deg C and fine
We said good bye to Crete and headed to the island of Kasos where we went onto the town pier in the port of Fry (pronounced free), and free it was electricity and water as well. It was a quite barren island that relied mainly on fishing and a small amount of tourism we were told that they got maybe 3000 tourist per annum. We stayed 2 nights to catch up on some much needed rest, then after checking the weather forecast we decided to leave as apparently you can get trapped for days in this port.

Well that was a bit of excitement! Last night we came into a bay at the top of Karpothos, we had to go through a narrow passage which opened up to a big bay. According to the pilot book the village is supposed to be abandoned and all buildings destroyed, but as we came in we could see fishing boats moored to the small pier and there are a few houses that are very well maintained. I think that they are now holiday homes as there appears to be no one living here and no visible roads into the settlement or electricity. The few remaining buildings have solar panels. There is also a little chapel which the fishermen were using for shelter from the rain. Anyway we went into this bay to take shelter from a storm that was coming through. Steve went to bed early as he had decided to do an anchor watch over night as the winds coming down off the hills were very strong. I went up to check everything was ok before retiring, and got a fright as we were almost next to the fishing boat anchored on the pier. I called Steve and we went into action it was pitch black, Steve was on the bow retrieving the anchor while I helmed we had dropped our anchor over a dumped fishing net so had dragged. I had to steer the boat in circles my eyes glued to the depth gauge while Steve had to cut the net that was tangled around our anchor and chain. Once this was achieved Steve then took over the helm and I went forward to drop the anchor again this time we got good hold and I want to bed. Steve being the good captain he is decided to stay on anchor watch. I woke around 3am to check he was good just as another boat came into the bay Genoa flogging and doing circles trying to find a place to anchor. They finally managed this and furled their Genoa which had managed to wrap itself around the forestay in the very strong gusts. The next day we were up early and heading for Rhodes Island we anchored at Lindos for the night it was fairly open to the swells so had a rolly night but not too bad. Steve wasn't prepared to leave the boat to go ashore so we decided to move on to Rhodes city. We were only able to get one night in the harbour as this is now the busy season and the charter boats were due in, so we booked in for 5 nights starting Sunday and left for Sami for 2 nights we are in the bay of Panormitis where there is a monastery.
Photo is of the net that was tangled around our anchor.
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Vessel Name: Split Enz
Vessel Make/Model: Jeanneau 49
Hailing Port: Auckland, New Zealand
Crew: Steve and Angela Northey
About:
We are Steve and Ange Northey from New Zealand and have decided there is more to life than working. As both our children are now adults and we have good health, we have decided that it is time to follow our dreams. [...]
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