A few days ago we found a lovely unnamed anchorage along the southern coastline of Pserimos. The bottom is sand with good holding and there is only the sound of goat bells for company and the twinkling of the lights across the channel to Kos at night.
Our good friends, Ian and Jenny were sailing with us and at sunset Jenny SUP’ped to shore to walk along the beach. She came back to Lady Roslyn with a selection of plastic trash s...
For a number of years before buying Lady Roslyn, we chartered catamarans in various locations around the Mediterranean. The man we used to find the right boat, at the right time, in the right location and at the right price was almost always Roger Garnett from Tenrag Yacht Charters in the UK.
Somehow he always came through for us and even though we now own our own boat, he has kept contact with us via Facebook.
If you read our Trash Tuesday post from 23rd July you may remember that on a 4km stretch of one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, I picked up 668 plastic bottle caps while out running one day.
After leaving Sani Marina we travelled north to Thessaloniki where we left LADY ROSLYN for 6 weeks to return home. As soon as I arrived home I forwarded my blog post to Sani Resort, which borders Bousalas beach, for their comments....
I can't speak for other areas of the world, but if you have sailed in the Mediterranean Sea, I am sure that you will have noticed white polystyrene containers floating on the surface of the water.
Human beings have evolved to find pattern in chaos and to visually identify what should not be in a scene. This ability helped our ancestors to survive by being able to spot a sabre toothed tiger stalking them in the long grass.
We have just berthed for 3 nights at the absolutely beautiful Sani Marina and Resort on the Kassandra Peninsula in northern Greece. It is by far and away the most luxurious marina we have ever stayed in and the adjoining hotels, restaurants and facilities are absolutely world class. It is a remarkable development and one that is well worth visiting if you are in the area and feel like splurging on a little luxury.
This anchorage gets very busy during the day with tripper boats but empties out considerably in the evening. If you arrive and there are lots of craft anchored there already, it's best to anchor further out and wait until sunset. You should be able to manoeuvre right into this little bay which has the clearest water we have seen in a long time. It also has a beautiful, fine sand beach.
Today's post is a very happy one from Symi in the Dodecanese. We anchored in Ormos Thessalona, a spectacular and very beautiful anchorage with towering cliffs above us, electric turquoise water below, a grey pebble beach and a small church nestled among pines and oleander bushes.
Needless to say it is a very popular bay, particularly with day tripper boats. However, by 5pm they all leave and only a few ya...
Astipalea is far from neighbouring islands - our next stop Kos town was 7 hours away - but it is an island well worth visiting. There are many lovely anchorages and coves to tuck into, particularly along the southern coast.
The well protected bay you see in the attached images is called Ormos Agrilithi, situated on the south east coast. It feels very remote and we were the only yacht anchored there. There is a small church and...