39:44.58N 19:56.05E Kalami
Wednesday, 13th July, 2011.
After a few nights anchored off Gouvia where we had enjoyed swimming and the nightly fireworks from the hotels we decided to have a look back along the bay at some of the small bays we passed on our way to Gouvia.
We motored about 6 miles along the coast looking at the landscape and the beaches into three small bays next to each other. Agni is the first but it was small, Kalami the middle bay is much bigger and the third Koulora which is very small. We declared Kalami looked a very nice place to stop for a couple of days. There are several taverna’s on the beach, apartments in the hills, small bars in the main street one block back from the beach and a very nice atmosphere of real calm. We have witnessed one wedding at the White House taverna but balloons are going up again today as I write so perhaps another lucky couple are tying the knot today here in paradise.
The sun shines from early morning to the sun sets. We get up every morning and swim before breakfast as the water is so clear and warm. We are finding it is a joy to jump in the water about every hour or so to cool down. We are anchored about 50 metres off the beach and it is lovely as there are no buoys stopping us from using the dinghy to go to the beach which we have found everywhere up to now. Long may this last!
The shop owners are all saying the numbers of down for July and they are hoping August will bring the holidaymakers and fill the hotels and apartments as so far everywhere is very quiet. Jim purchased a new toy for Ariel which he tells me is for Lizzie’s visit!