The Last of Our Sojourn in Greece Is On

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Nikopolos, Greece

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A total turn around with the weather, sunny skies and humid: perfect for lunch in the plaza and a trip to Nikopolis, which was situated just 5km out of Preveza: where the towering mountain tops over looked the ancient township and sky blue waters of the Med lapped the shoreline. Miniscule insects buzzed, their hums filling the air, whilst blooms … Read More

Gaios, Paxoi to Preveza, Greece

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The full on blow predicted for the night before didn’t eventuate, with winds only topping 32 knot wind gusts. Even so, one gleaned an insight into the conditions upon the moorings here should a 50 knot southerly blow through. Boats rocked to and fro, up and down. Anchored close together, the concern was of masts entangling and anchors dragging. There … Read More

On Our Way Once More

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Internet working well at long last: much be connecting to that on the mainland. Under a drab grey sky, fog and rain (it’s freezing: brrrrrr!!!) we are heading for Preveza, mainland Greece, for checkout . Loved Corfu and Paxoi (Paxos): certainly returning in a year or two for a much longer stay.  

Paxos

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A gentle rain this morning, as a front carrying southerly winds passed through. Winds on the nose and arriving around 14:00 with 50 knots predicted by the evening, a day spent relaxing in this tiny town was the name of the game. A quiet wander took us through the township to the west. A friendly goose and cat wandered the … Read More

Paxoi, Greece

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Yesterday we motored from Corfu to Paxoi (Paxos), Greece and moored in delightful Port Gaios where life appears relaxed and practically unchanged. Internet here is exceptionally slow, so pictures and spiel won’t be placed on until we arrive in Italy once more. A taste of Paxoi below. We are looking forward to returning after our European Journey concludes.

Petriti, Corfu to Paxoi, Greece

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The expected weather change arriving sooner than expected, we departed Petriti for Paxoi (or Paxos as it is also known by) which was situated 7nm south of Corfu. This little critter came along for a free ride. Sadly our exploration of Lefkemmi, the old capital of Corfu with its Venetian styled buildings and canal, must wait until our return visit. … Read More

Corfu Town to Petriti

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This was another day without exploration for Bob and I, as we all slept late and it was midday before the four of us disembarked Gratis. To our right was a small marina in which a massive motor yacht some how moored. Time rapidly passing us by, our objective is to arrive in France for our next canal odyssey sooner … Read More

Saranda, Albania to Corfu Town, Corfu

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Hair cut for 5 euro and eyebrow pluck for 2 euro – what a difference to the $50AUD+ we pay for a trim in Oz and Europe. To put everything into perspective, the average monthly wage was $400 euro per month. We departed for a mid – afternoon motor to the isle of Corfu: a land of myths, with centuries … Read More