37:23.260N 023:25.052E Erimoni
Ariel of Hamble
Jim and Valerie SHURVELL
Sun 19 Jun 2022 18:52
As the wind appears to be a problem blowing from the north/north west we decided to leave our beautiful anchorage spot looking at the mountains and blue sea for the safety of Erimoni.
Therefore we had breakfast and left at 10 o’clock. We motored out through the gap and as soon as we were able the main went up. We motor sailed up to the corner where we could see Hydra to our left. The wind kicked in as soon as we turned the corner and off went the engine. Within a short time the genny was up and we were hitting 9 knots. A fabulous way to travel along the coast line. The wind as it likes to travel around headlands was much stronger between the islands. As we got nearer to Erimoni the wind was even stronger and we took a little bit of genny in to de power her slightly. Therefore with the way the wind was there was no way we could go on the south quay so we turned and headed for the north bay. With a little bit of skill we slowed Ariel down and got the genny in and then got the main down. We anchored in the pool and our friends on Moineau and Genevieve joined us.
A 5 hour trip but a very good 4 hours of sailing covering 23 miles from start to finish.
Excellent meals from the restaurant family owned by the Millennium bar.