Arrived at Parga on mainland Greece at 1.30pm
today from Gaios on Paxos. Spectacular setting with very high mountains with
amazing old castle. Anchored in very small bay with clear but cold water. Fab
weather and tonight a fort is lit up on the very top of a mountain which looks
However …….went by dinghy into the town
tonight to discover that it’s Greece’s answer to Benidorm.
The miles of umbrellas on the beach, boats towing screaming tourists round the
bay on an inflatable sofa at high speeds should have given it away. Not really
a place for yachties which was very obvious when there was nowhere to land the
dinghy when we got to town. Instead we landed on this concrete break water and
discovered that it was almost impossible to stand upright due to the slippy
green sludge. Luckily Andy battled on over the sludge, and other obstacles such
as then the mounds of boulders to make it ashore for supplies while I stayed in
the dinghy. He would make an excellent contestant on TOTAL WIPEOUT hosted by
Richard Hammond. Might send in his entry when we get back.