37:44.68N 23:25.65E AEIGINA
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
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
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.