02 September 2015 | Paxoi, Aegean, Greece
Angie , 31° and sunny......hot
24th August we anchored in the bay outside Gouvia Marina, we decided that we would like to spend a bit more time in Corfu and also explore the island as on previous visits it had been an entry point into Greece on our way to other destinations. We moved the next morning to a bay just below the old fort of Corfu and went into town for an explore and also to sort internet thi@s done we spent the day relaxing and swimming then went to a cafe on the other side of the bay for our "Fredo's" and to use free internet to make contact with family and catch up with all the news. We are really enjoying the feeling of not having to move on to our next destination due to time contains so decided to stay another night we just relaxed and swam to cool off, must say it took Steve a little while to get into the groove he talks about relaxing but doesn't really know the meaning of the word 😁 but I'm pleased to report that he is slowly learning. We went ashore again in the evening for coffee and free internet and also topped up our provisions.
27th August we decided to head north west around the island as we have never been that far around the island we anchored in the small bay called Ormos Stefinos, on our second night we met a lovely Israeli family and they invited us on board for a drink and to try their wine, turns out Dorn and Anat have a vineyard we ended up staying for dinner, having great discussions about wine learning about life in Israel. Israel is a country I would really love to visit one day in the future.
29th August we moved on to a big bay with lovely sandy bottom called Agious Georges we had 2 peaceful nights here as there were only 3 other boats anchored. It was very hot so lots of swimming. I have also managed to read 2 books and complete a knitted cardigan for Stella (granddaughter).
31 August we found this really amazing bay called Ormos Ermones on the west coast of Corfu we anchored in 7m of water with a sandy bottom just Devine. The bay isn't even mentioned in the Greek pilot book. The water was Chrystal clear and pristine, not a piece of plastic anywhere, according to Heikell's pilot book this side of the island is for land based tourists and there is nothing for yachties, he obviously hasn't found this little gem. We jumped into the dingy and explored the coastline finding caves and a wall of stalactites that showered us with lovely cool fresh water, just glorious.
1st September and there was a breeze so Steve got all excited and decided that we should leave we are now leaving Corfu as we head for the northern tip of Paxoi and a bay called Lâaka. We managed 7 nautical miles of sailing before the water glassed off but we motored through a shallow area and had the most amazing experience of Chrystal clear water we could see right to the button it was like looking into another world, also saw a turtle sunning itself. There were boats arriving from all directions so it was a bit of a "bun fight" claiming your spot to anchor, Steve had an interesting night as the evening breeze died and boats were swinging in all directions one in particular came rather close. We have decided to spend another night, should be interesting watching all the boats arrive this evening 😁🍷👍
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