37:44.68N 23:25.65E AEIGINA

Ariel of Hamble
Jim and Valerie SHURVELL
Mon 1 Jul 2019 11:11

Friday 28th June, 2019.

Jim was insistent we left early for Aeigina in order to

get in the harbour before the mad rush from Athens. 

The temperature forecast for Athens this weekend is 36

degrees. So lots of people are going to want to escape to

the islands.

We had hoped to sail but it was hard on the nose as

usual but a pleasant motor up to the entrance to

Aeigina. The wind hovered between 8 and 12 knots at

sea but once in the harbour not a breath of air. We had

high hopes of finding a place when we saw a number of

boats leaving.  We counted 9 boats on anchor in the

little bay just before the entrance but it may soon be 10

we thought if we cannot get in. Four or five boats in

front of us started to jolly around and find a place to

reverse into.  We decided the best option after being

told “no” to a space which turned out was being saved

for the Moni Island ferry which runs back and forth all

day long.

We decided to stern too by the sailing club and although

it is a little rocky the air is cooler, quieter and just right

for a drink and only a short walk to the beach.

We anchored and didn’t take Ariel all the way back to

the wall as Jim could feel something touching the

rubber.  The dinghy is now acting as our big fender and

our boat ashore. Several boats tried to get in beside us

but they didn’t fancy the rocks underneath the surface.

Aeigina is such a beautiful place to stay as the character

of the houses along the front are full of character.  We

just love the little street and lanes running up from the

front.  The horse carriage rides and the atmosphere of

the place makes it a great place to people watch worth

the 16.11 miles this morning.

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