Rob and Jacky Black
Mon 27 May 2013 07:06
42 05.7 N 19 05.3 E Bar Montenegro We left Mandraki around 1100 with the intention of making a stop in a bay to the north of Corfu for an overnight anchor and an early start on Monday. However the conditions seemed to be very good for continuing which is what we did! The initial part of the passage was fine but as we left Greek waters the seas from the west were a bit lumpy and then the wind dropped so it made for quite an uncomfortable journey for the middle hours. However the further north we went the smoother the seas and the wind came in during the evening to an easterly which meant some proper sailing. We saw very little traffic on the way a few ferries and one yacht in the distance going south. The last 6 hours of the passage were in lovely warm sunshine and a force 3 from the ESE which meant we actually sailed! There was a favourable current with us the whole way until about a mile off the Bar coast. The town of Bar is pretty non-descript and we have decided to just stay one night. It has cost us 220 Euros for a month's vignette in Montenegro and the small marina was 55 Euros for one night! Plan to head north again to an anchorage before getting to the area everyone says is beautiful around Kotor where we hope to spend at least a couple of weeks exploring.