36:56.81N 26:59.03E Kalymnos Island.
We left Lakki around 10.50 a.m. and we were sailing as soon as we could out of the bay as the wind was gusting off the mountains around us. The wind was N and NW and we managed 8.3 on the speed on a very short choppy sea down the west side of Kalymnos and around the headland into the harbour covering a distance of 18.9 miles.
We were surprised to see so many houses as the island looks hard rock and barren on the west coast. I discovered that there is a large amount of diving for sponges in the area and shops sell them around the harbour. There is a silver dome cathedral set back from the quay and a monastery on the mountain overlooking town. We walked around the harbour wall to the other side of the big harbour and found a beautiful church and a small beach where the locals swim.
We had drinks on “Wild One” before joining the group for dinner at Skukers taverna along the quay overlooking the boats. To finish off the evening we had a quiz where there was no right or wrong answer. After being split into 6 teams we answered 15 questions mostly in fits of laughter which rounded off a great day.
The only problem with the harbour wall position we had secured was the speedy motor bikes who used it as a speed track which was a little noisy during the night.