Web Diary Sunday 2 September 2007

Sun 9 Sep 2007 16:56
SUNDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2007                                                        RHODES POSITION   36:26.56N   28:14.10E
08.40  - We are finally leaving Port Gocek, and are on our way !!   A quick stop for fuel (see pic) and then non-stop to Rhodes - originally we were going to Simi, to clear into Greece (quicker than Rhodes), but, headed by the wind all the way, we motorsailed the entire route.  
 Arrived 19.15 at Rhodes Mandraki harbour, but no room !   Circled a few times, tried to communicate with a Greek chap on a motorcycle who felt he had complete control of the harbour, waved his arms a few times and shouted a lot, we made pretty patterns on the chartplotter with our circles.   Joined the ferries,a Greek Navy gunboat and a couple of other yachts in the huge commercial harbour, very windy and disturbed night.  Had trouble finding a good holding for the anchor, and M nearly ran us aground as she sailed into 0.5M depth of water !!   Cooked & dined aboard, didn't sleep well, worried about the anchor holding !