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Peleponese coast of Greece

Current Location: Pylos, Navarino Bay, Greece
Current Position: 36 55.09 N 021 41.96 E Click to view map.
Distance sailed since last post: 131 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track here

Noel has you all up to date on our travels minus some photos that were not organized yet.

And don’t ask me what I do all day…because part of it is organizing photos and updating you. I even resize them all so they don’t take too much of your time to download!!!

The rest of the other time, well…..searching places to go, and the winds to get you there and when. Arriving in new places and searching out what to do there, where to buy your groceries  and your cooking gas, boat parts or fuel and water, cooking cleaning and more cleaning and of course, visiting beautiful places.

Ahhh, the laundry that has to be done! Thank goodness we are now wearing less since the weather warmed up. I mostly hand wash because you don’t see any laundromats around unless you really search for a few hours and by then I have already washed and dried and put away.  In the meantime while laundry is drying out in the “crazy winds,” I have to babysit It.  Yes, we once lost a bed sheet that took off from the line while unattended, as we were busy having a drink at the neighbour’s. Now I sit there, I mean I lie there tanning my assets, while watching the clothes blow in the wind. One hour to dry and no ironing needed. It’s tough, but somebody has to do it!  (Noel is too busy on the computer trying to avoid  the “crazy winds” for our next passage). We look at the weather and a plan the strategy to escape……. sometimes not really wanting to leave quite yet the beauty and peacefulness of these places, but there is so much more out there!!!!!

 

After Olympia we set of to Pylos arriving just before sunset. Nice little resort town with a big and lively town square and water front restaurants and Tavernas.DSCN1940-640

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Arriving at Pylos. Entrance through Navarino Bay (no, not the little arch!).

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We hiked up to the castle and admired the beautiful views all around. Navarino Bay is surrounded by many beautiful turquoise beaches. This is the famous horse shoe beach called Voidokilia beach.

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After reading about the old battles and monuments around this Bay, we took the dinghy and paid a visit through these beautiful clear waters. The monuments are set along the sea and some just a little ways up the hill.

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Many of the monuments in honor of the soldiers of the different countries involved in that war

 

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Through our hike we scrambled up onto this huge cave

DSCN1991-640We really enjoyed our stay here. and as always we find Greeks to be very friendly and respectful.

 

The next morning we set off early. I have to always take a picture of sunrise because we never see many. LOL. We enjoy sleeping in.

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On our way to Diros caves. After hearing they are such a popular spot, we wanted to get there morning before the tour boats arrived

Entrance to the caves along here. We anchored just in front of the little beach and dinghy ashore. Perfect timing. Few tourists around but not so busy

Entrance to the caves along here. We anchored just in front of the little beach and dinghy ashore. Perfect timing. Few tourists around but not so busy

We took a tour in a punt through miles of passageways lined with stalactites. It was an amazing ride through it all.

We took a tour in a punt through miles of passageways lined with stalactites. It was an amazing ride through it all.

I was able to get a coulpe of Photos before the guide told me "no flash" well no flash...photos didn't turn out!

I was able to get a couple of photos before the guide told me “no flash” well no flash…photos didn’t turn out!

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We spent a couple of hours here at the Caves and we were en route to Elafonisos, our next stop

 

Elafonisos beach. It was a huge horseshoe bay full of magical anchorages.

Elafonisos beach. It was a huge horseshoe bay full of magical anchorages. These 2 beaches are backed by sand dunes and very busy in the summer, but luckily for us, a bit early in the season ,and there  were only a few locals around and a few yachts.

Beach by night. The people from the yacht next to us were out at the beach with barbeque and drinks

Beach by night. The people from the yacht next to us were out at the beach with barbeque and drinks

 

A beautiful yacht joined us for the evening. we were the only 2 yachts there, the ones you see on the photo are on a diferent anchorage. After a long walk through the sand dunes we left our anchorage

A beautiful yacht joined us for the evening. we were the only 2 yachts there, the ones you see on the photo are on a different anchorage. After a long walk through the sand dunes we left our anchorage into the town for better internet connection. And that’s when the “crazy winds” got us. No need to comment on that, because Noel did that already. May I add that I now know I can do it! i handled that helm pretty well, and even when I saw 49.5 knots of wind, and surprisingly I was so calm! No problem, the boat was handling it very well.

This was our last stop in the Peleponese coast. We are now en route to Milos, which is in the Cyclades.  Next post!

 

 

 

 

 

2 Responses to “Peleponese coast of Greece”

  • Lou:

    Wonderful pictures The caves remind me of grutas de Mira d’aire.

    See you soon

    Aunt Lou

  • Heidi and Elmer:

    Ceu -Having spent some time with you on the boat, we certainly appreciate how busy you are and always cheerful. We really admire you. You are good and so quick at everything you do. Your photos are great.

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