Levkas 11-Jul-19 1340hrs 38:47.478N 20:43.405E
Depart Preveza. First thing in the morning Joe and I gave the boat a wash down. I then headed off to the Cleopatra marina to finalise the hardstand booking for the end of the season.
Anchored near Ligia, Levkas. After clearing the channel markers out of Preveza we set sail in 11knot winds, broad reach, down to Levkas. We laid at anchor for 40 minutes until 1250hrs, before motoring up the canal adjoining Levkas town. The swinging bridge opened on the hour allowing boats to pass in either direction. After lunch and a swim, in the evening we motored in the dinghy to the town of Levkas, a very lively environment full of the typical waterfront restaurant strip. We ventured into the centre of the town where Tony made contact with a local Greek, who relation was Tony's neighbour in Sydney. Based on his recommendation we went to an excellent up market restaurant away from the waterfront. After dinner we visited the bottle shop where Tony's contact Yanni and his son Thomas worked. We all bought some wine, ouzo etc. before heading back to the dinghy and then back to Westralia.
Good sail once we cleared Preveza channel
Entering canal into Levkas
Flotilla of yachts underway to pass swinging bridge, which opens on the hour
The swinging bridge seperating the mainland from Levkas
The busy vibrant town of Levkas
Excellent Levkas restaurant, Thythari, recommended by Tony’s Greek contact, Yannis
Walking back after dinner
Tony’s contact, Yannis, and his son Thomas at the bottle shop where they work in Levkas