Tuesday 29th September 2009
Up early for the 50nmile or so passage to Kithnos in the Cyclades. We were leaving the Saronic behind (and hopefully all the charter boats too!) Not a lot of wind,so we motored a lot of the way, occasionally sailing a bit. We arrived at the anchorage late afternoon and made three attempts at setting the anchor before finally getting it to bite. Steve went in with mask and goggles to check it as we would be there overnight, and although it wasn't dug in as well as we would have liked, he felt it would be okay in the light winds that were forecast. As he swam to look at our anchor, he passed the one belonging to the boat just behind, and that was just lying on the bottom, its tip upward, not dug in at all! We were glad he was behind us, and hoped the wind wouldn't change and swing him round to our front!!
The anchorage at Kithnos - with black goat!