37:19.71N 26:32.77E Patmos Island – Skala harbour

Ariel of Hamble
Jim and Valerie SHURVELL
Thu 23 Sep 2021 21:35

Tuesday 8th June, 2021.

We were up for 6.30 a.m. after a very disturbed night of a catamaran

group partying until 4.30 a.m. No wonder they laid around all their

time table all wrong.  They missed most of the super Koufonissi

island and its great views as they just slept.

As we left the anchorage the wind started to kick in especially as we

neared the head land and headed out to sea.  We had a great sail most

of the way with the wind just allowing us to fly the main and genoa.

Half way across the wind died a little and we were down to the main

as the genoa was holding us back.

We made great time and were soon in Skala harbour passing several

headlands.  Clive and Trisha had gone to the island of Dhenoussa at

my suggestion as they were concerned about the milage and this gave

them a 20 miles advantage.  Brian and Mari sails up were motoring all

the way and arrived before us and both boats had stern to on the quay

to be told just before we got there to move as the work on the new

harbour wall would need to move machinery the next day. Nowhere

to go as no room on the pontoon at present so we all ended up on the

fishermens quay.  Not the best place in the world but tied up and safe.

We had a rest and dinner before heading off for a walk into town. Just

got there when we noticed a large sardine fishing boat slowly coming

up the harbour. Oh dear as he turned the corner 4 boats were on his

quay.  Thank goodness he managed to turn the boat around very

slowly and went across the harbour and moored on the main quay.

Had not thought about a Blue Star large ferry arriving at 2 in the

morning dropping off and collecting people and off it went again

about an hour later with all the boats on the pontoon surging up and

down. Back to sleep.

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