From Erikoussa Isl. to Ag. Stefanos, Corfu Isl. - 5 September 2013
Thursday 5th September
Erikoussa to Ag. Stefanos, Corfu
19:35.022E Erikoussa Bay: Lifted anchor and, in the company of Birgitta
set off to Corfu on a course of 100 degrees toward the north
channel with Albania some 24nm distant.. Plan is to sail to the
bay of Ag. Stefanos The little wind there is on the nose so we
motor sail at 1800 rpm.
10:30 The wind has
freshened to 20 kts; Murray calls on the VHF radio to advise
that they plan to use the good winds we’re experiencing to sail,
leaving the present course and tacking off to the north.
11:00 39:50.74N 19:51.59E Taking Birgitta’s lead we sail the boat rather than following our required course, turning off the donkey and tacking, initially on a course of 45 degrees. Good to be sailing again.
following hour or so we take photos of each other’s boats with a
view to exchanging pics via memory sticks later.
13:00 Having tacked up close to the Albanian coast enjoying good sailing we revert to motor sailing in order to head to our first anchorage – Stephanos Bay, Corfu.
14;;30 39:45.97N 19:56.97E Stefanos Bay. We anchor into mud in 6m of water in this small, picturesque but fairly crowded bay, that offers us excellent shelter from the NW winds. Ashore we note several well patronised tavernas shops and a couple of mini markets.
Birgitta arrives some time later having continued to sail only, tacking down the channel between the island and the Albanian coastline to Stefanos.
After a swim and
siesta we all go ashore for a very pleasant meal at a quayside