Monthly Archives: August 2014

Sheltering in South Samos

We crossed the 25 miles to the South East of the island of Samos in record time, averaging about 6 knots. As we left the North and travelled down the East coast we had expected the wind to ease, but … Continue reading

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Trouble in Karlovasi, Samos

In our last posting, we forgot to tell you about the local mastic trees unique to Khios cultivated for its resin. They mark the tree trunks to let the resin drip, for use in medicine and varnish-making, and since classical … Continue reading

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Khios and Oinoussa

We had meant to visit Plomarion on the south coast of Lesvos, but we were presented with such great South sailing winds that we could not resist, and departed from Lesvos on the 25 Miles trip to Khios. This must … Continue reading

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A great sail to Lesvos

At last we managed to combine the Meltemi winds with travelling South, and we had wind on the back of the boat most of the way from Limnos to Lesvos, arriving in Sigri on the North West coast. We had … Continue reading

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Limnos- Don’t I know you?

The crossing from Samathraki to Limnos was rough, as the wind shifted several times and we ended up with a rather wet beat around Cape Moutzeflos on the NW point of Limnos. The harbour of Myrina was very welcome, and … Continue reading

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