TROPICS…

We are anchored in one of the many coves in the island of Meganisi, it’s raining and we are going nowhere! Now that we are back to a Mediterranean style of navigation, I realise there are some differences compared to tradewinds sailing that I never pointed out; I’ll try to summarize: – TIDES: even if we never had 10-meter tides … Continua a leggere

CORINTH…

From Athens, the most logical route towards home goes through the Corinth Canal, a shortcut that avoids the long tour around the Peloponnese; already in ancient times ships were carried across the isthmus and Emperor Nero even started digging a canal, but the works were soon abandoned. Now the canal has lost much of its importance as large ships cannot … Continua a leggere

MIKONOS, DELOS…

According to our Pilot Book, in the U.K. Mykonos has become the epitome of an over-exploited, soul-less place which once was beautyfull but not anymore; after such an introduction, we were naturally approaching the harbour with some trepidation: will it turn out to be a waste of time? To be honest, our trepidation was heightened by the numerous ferries and … Continua a leggere

ATLANTIS?…

The island of Santorini, or Thira as it is called nowadays, is quite stunning: it’s practically formed only by the edge of a huge caldera, nearly 10 kilometers in diameter and open to the sea, with the volcano’s crater just protruding in the middle. The island had already this shape when a rich and sophisticated civilization blossomed, apparently simultaneously here … Continua a leggere

FAREWELL CRETE!…

Crete, and the comfortable marina at Agios Nikolaos have really enchanted us, we did not want to go away! (And in fact some Rally boats have decided to stay for some time…). After the festivities for the conclusion of the Rally, the huge parties, the farewells to all friends of a two-year adventure, we felt a bit empty and aimless; … Continua a leggere