Web Diary Page Friday 21st September 2007

Fri 21 Sep 2007 22:49
WEB DIARY FRIDAY 21st SEPTEMBER 2007.                                        SAMI POSITION   38:15.18N    20:38.85E
After stocking up with bread and attempting to send the web diary pages (all overdue) from Frikes via Dial-Up (which didn't work!) we left our raft position and headed out into the dead calm waters around Ithaca, towards Sami on Kefalonia.   We anchored in a beautiful secluded cove at Akra Plakes for lunch and a spot of snorkelling with thousands of multicoloured fish, sharing our position with only one other yacht, and a million flies that obviously wanted to share our lunch !   We spent a very memorable few hours, swimming and snorkelling in the crystal clear Ionian waters amongst the fish, joined by a few more yachts that had seen our idyllic mooring.  The Captain decided to try his hand at blowing up (inflating) one of our fenders which had definitely lost most of its air, but realised that he hadn't packed the correct pump..... you can see his results below !
Late afternoon, Lucie motored us away from our mooring and we headed towards the picturesque town of Sami, where we decided to stay the night.  After a text-book style stern-to mooring in the harbour, joining half a dozen boats and a minesweeper, we had an early evening drink and dined at a very dodgy restaurant overlooking the harbour.