KORFOS TO POROSFRIDAY 6TH SEPT TO MONDAY 9TH SEPT 2013
Korfos, a nice little port town by the Med, somewhat reliant on the passing yacht trade. It must get awful quiet there off season.
We happily anchored there for two days before pootling down to the island of Poros with a bit of Tuna trolling in the bay on the way out. There were plenty of fish busting up the surface, not overly big and not interested in our lures despite us zig zagging off to each school.
Our time on board Annecam was drawing to a close. We enjoyed our last get together with the Alleways, an Aussie family on another boat anchored nearby. We went ashore for group meals and soaked up the folk music concert on the dock that night put on by an Athens yacht club which arrived that day, their 35 yachts rafted together en masse in a giant clusterf^#*. We watched a local fisherman pulling up an octopus as he drifted right next to our boat. We watched the yacht club flotilla charge off again and we watched the Alleways thin out just before we did too.
We motor sailed our way to Poros with the wind only getting good as we arrived at Poros.
Charter yachts do crazy things. We were closing in behind one as we both came into the cross hairs of a ferry. We turned 10 degrees to starboard as you do while the charter yacht veered to port leaving the ferry a gap to go between us both. The same charter yacht did a 360 in front of us later when they either had a man overboard or one of their crew decided to have an impromptu cool off in a busy harbour entrance.
We spent one more night on Annecam before going ashore to reluctantly resume the land content part of our travel at an apartment we had reccied the day before. While the new digs on shore was very comfy and had plenty of hot running water for showers it didn't make up for the sadness at having to leave Annecam with all the fun we had experienced with Annette and Campbell for the previous 12 days. We feel very lucky to have been their guests and it was another extraordinarily good live aboard sailing school opportunity for Anne and I to come to grips with a million more points of sailing. Thanks Campbell, you were so competantly instructive and patiently helpful. What a boat!
That night we had dinner with Annette and Campbell and Desperate Dave and Sharni at a waterside restaurant with greek dancing to celebrate Annette and Campbells fourth wedding anniversary.
|QUIETLY QUIETLY CATCHY OCTOPUS|
|THE ALLEWAYS ON JANNER ARRIVE AND SEEK OUT AN ANCHORAGE|
|I STARTLE ANNE WHILE CAMPBELL STARTLES THE OUTBOARD|
|MY BEST WAS JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR TUNA SASHIMI|
|TUNA LED ABC LOGO ATTEMPT|
|IF YOU CAN'T SEE EITHER SIDE|
AND THE POINTY BIT IS GETTING BIGGER
IT'S GOING TO RUN OVER YOU AT FULL THROTTLE
|WE GO TO STARBOARD, THE CHARTER YACHT GOES TO PORT|
|APPROACHING POROS. THE FAIRYTALE ENDS HERE.|
|CAMPBELL AND ANNE LOWER THE DINGHY TO GET US ASHORE|
|THE ALLEWAYS COOL OFF ANCHORED ASTERN OF US|
|CAMPBELL DROPS ME OFF TO FIND A NEW HOME|
|ANNE COMES ASHORE|
|ANOTHER HAPPY YACHT POOCH BUSTIN TO GO ASHORE|
|POROS, WHERE EVEN THE DIESEL HAS A VIEW|
|HYDROFOIL WHIPS PAST ANCHORED YACHTS|
|FRESH OCTOPUS FOR MY SALAD|
|POROS SOCCER FIELD|
|NO HELMETS ON SCOOTERS BUT LOTS OF SAFETY MARKINGS ON STREET|
|SUN SETS ON ANNECAM|
|ANNETTE AND CAMPBELL GIVE IT A GO|
|AS THE MUSIC SPEEDS UP|
|I THOUGHT IT WAS MORE DONKEY CHOPS BUT ONLY ZUCHINNI BALLS|
|THE OWNER GETS DOWN AS THEY SMASH THE REAL PLATES|