The forecast said that it would rain at
the weekend so we left the tadpole island of
Meganisi and moved to
Ormos Vlikho where we stayed at anchor until Monday morning.
planned to stay on the town quay at Nidri but there was no space for us so we
deeper into the bay.
didn’t rain but was cloudy on Saturday. Monday was glorious with sunny, blue
the temperature at 29degrees.
moved from the anchorage closer to the outlet from the bay and tied up against
quay at Nidri, along with a number of tripper boats no longer working this late
season. Amongst them was one of those gullets which we had come across recently,
takes along bicycles for the
passengers to use to explore the different islands
visited. It looked as if
it too had done its last trip for the season. All the bicycles had been
unloaded and were being
cleaned before they were loaded onto a trailer to be taken away
stored for the winter.
stayed for 2 nights at Nidri. A pleasant little town, totally dedicated to
stocked up with fresh
provisions and left our mooring mid morning, on another flat sea,
make our way to Levkas town.
traveled through the canal, cut through the salt marsh. The salt marsh and sand
this end of the island differ tremendously from the steep-to, limestone mountain
forming the rest of the
island. There were signs that demanded that no anchoring was
permitted and other signs
which stated that the maximum speed was limited to 4knots.
“no anchoring” sign obviously didn’t apply to the small fishing boats, in the
the speed limit didn’t apply to any boat which preferred to ignore it. We passed
of partially submerged, rusting hulks which had once been substantial sized
reached Levkas and tied up to the town quay. Levkas was the largest town that we
encountered since we joined the boat earlier this year, well provided with
markets and shops selling
fresh produce. This might be important for provisioning next
spring, when we return to
the boat after the winter should Prevesa be unable to fulfil our
spent only one night at Levkas, leaving our mooring in good time, so that we
at the floating bridge, ready to pass out of the canal at 10am, when the bridge
swiveled open. We then
made passage towards Cleopatra marina, Preveza and the gulf of
strange to think that it is from here that Cleopatra fled in 31BC, taking her
with her. Anthony followed, abandoning his fleet and his men, to be defeated by
arrived at Cleopatra marina about 10 days early, as we wanted to meet the
service providers prior
to bringing Tucanon here for the winter. Although all the work
be arranged through the marina offices, we do need to ensure that each of the
providers knows precisely
what is required of them. Having arranged for the works to be
undertaken after the boat
has been lifted, we can then move on, not needing to return until
day before the boat will come out of the water.
we were at Cleopatra marina, we also had the freezer repaired. It hasn’t been
recently. Very often, the temperature has not been sufficiently cold to
frozen, the food on the top shelf.
Below:- Tripper boats after end of season, tied up
beside canal,,,, Other side of canal,,,,scare-crows, one partially submerged in
the water,,,, bridge