Had nice breeze after leaving Zakynthos but then it died away and we were left motoring in eerily calm conditions. Had three lines out the back but no bites.
Whoosh! A sudden rush of water and we had a flood in the kitchen! Fresh water hose came detached from tap and was filling the boat with water! So that gave us something to do â emptying lockers and drying out. No losses or damage.
Approach Ithica â all green and verdant â and look at a couple of possible places for the night. Eventually pick quiet bay with just one house and dock, surrounded by pines. Mark takes the plunge â first swim, with water temp at about 18C.