38:45.73N 20:47.34E Varko (One Tree Bay)
Saturday, 3rd September, 2011.
After we said goodbye to Gordon and Jeannie we spent a couple more nights on Preveza town quay in order to fill with water, take the washing to the laundry, go shopping and generally sort ourselves out. The music in the evening is more to our liking and although it goes on until the small hours it is quite pleasant. We were lucky enough to see a procession come along the quay with musical instruments being played but they were gone as quick as they arrived. We could not find out what it was all about. Jim has been turtle spotting to no avail.
With everything done we decided it was time to move on and make our way back through Levkas canal and look for the bay which everyone calls “One tree bay” on mainland Greece. We made the 1 o’clock bridge and along with fifteen plus Sailing Holiday boats on their last day we motored along the canal and out into the channel Dhrepanou and keeping over to the left and following the coastline we sailed around the bay and found “One tree bay”. It is just beautiful and has its own flock of sheep and goats with bells with one tree standing at the front of the field overlooking the water. The water was so clear you could see the sea bed and we were in at least 6 metres of water. It did not take us long to be swimming in order to cool down. When swimming I stayed still and the fish swam around me. When I fed them with old bread millions of fish appeared from nowhere. It was so pleasant and quiet it was lovely to have found a wonder place in a quiet setting. As the wind was dying all the time we decided to stay in the bay although it was open to wind from most directions and we decided to risk it as the setting was just perfect.