Vathi Sunday 19th May, 2019.
We left around 9 for Vathi breakfasting on porridge as
we motored along. A very cloudy start to the day with
not a spot of blue anywhere. We stopped in a little bay
and said good morning to Pat and Dave on Boehme
before managing to sail quite a few miles before the
wind did 180 degrees and suddenly we were becalmed.
Several fishing boats were out motoring up and down
and every now and again a shout went up and a fishing
boat would change direction probably having found a
shoal of fish.
Vathi is a very small harbour and we were pleased to
see there were only a few boats on the quay and
differently a place for us. As quickly as we tied up
another two boats appeared and most of the spaces were
gone. We covered 17.5 miles from Poros quay to Vathi
small harbour. The water temperature is 20.7 degrees.
I haven’t been here for five years and not a lot has
changed. The buildings which were having work done
are still being worked on. The two main restaurants are
busy with Sunday afternoon trade therefore no one
came to help which is unusual as the restaurants are
usually bidding for your trade.
This is somewhere to walk along the beach and stop and
have a beer at one of the taverns’ on the way.
Thank goodness the sun appeared around 3 p.m. and
everywhere has taken on a different look and it lookslike summer!!!!!
An octopus appeared walking along the wall trying to
catch crabs. It was a first for us to see one so close to
Ariel. We are use to the Greeks catching them off the
wall and thrashing them to death but we couldn’t kill
one. It is a different matter when it is served on aplate!!!!!