Arriving in Corfu

sea-planeOnce reaching the sheltered waters of Othoni, the remainder of the trip to Gouvia Marina (see www.medmarinas.com) was smooth and scenic. Corfu is a splendid island with lush vegetation softening its rugged features (stated as I scratched the rather lush facial vegetation softening my own imaginary rugged features). BTW has anyone successfully shaved while sailing his Yarmouth23?
Safely nestled in our berth opposite the seaplane service (see www.airsealines.com) I set about the unhappy task of packing and the many and varied chores necessary when leaving the boat for a lengthy period. I found quite a bit of water in the bilge and I can only imagine that it came in through the pushpit lockers during the crossing from Italy. I really must do something about that.

Leaving Italy

S.Maria di Leuca

S.Maria di Leuca

Following a short stop for dinner at Santa Maria di Leuca we said farewell to Italy and sped across to Greece on a lumpy sea and a broad reach, a distance of less than 50 miles between S.Maria di Leuca and the closest Greek island (Othoni).

I generally enjoy sailing at night, but only when the waves stay on their side of the freeboard. On this trip there was no need to set an alarm to wake me for the compulsory shipping lookout, if I dozed for more than a few minutes a frolicsome wave was sure to rouse me from my slumber with a frigid dousing. Fabulous.