A few days ago I was asked if I would like to go and get a boat from Lefkas to Plataria.
I had time, so we drove to Lefkas (about 1 hour) and 7 hours back to Plataria. There was not much action (no sailing), but it was still a nice experience on a different boat.
The next day I could go with the boat and 8 young Australians to Sivoto, just 1 hour away. The boat was part of a flotilla of 4 boats and about 35 people.
Just before the departure Mike, who organizes the boats and the skippers, asked me if I want to go 3 days as the skipper. I accepted, packed some cloth and then we were on the way. Another skipper came with me to Sivota to show me how everything works and left in Sivota.
The next days where a lot of fun. Swimming, sailing, anchoring, barbecue and a lot of party.
I had a great time with the Australians. And I had an excellent crew on board.
On the last day I invited them on my boat for a few drinks and I did not know that you can fit 13 people in my small cockpit.
With my drone I shot some footage and cut a video of the 3 days:
After I got to my boat it took me a few weeks of intensive work to install all the equipment I had with me.
I installed a new radar, solar panels, wind generator, Chart plotter, displays, Wifi antenna, new wind and speed sensors, and a mast to carry all the stuff. I also had to do some painting (antifouling) and many small projects. (I will post a tour of my boot in a later post)
After that I finally was in the water again.
I was ready for some company. My brother and another friend each came for one week. We did some sailing between Corfu, Paxos and the main land.
After that I had some time to finish another big Projekt. I wanted to have all lines in the cockpit, so I don´t have to leave it for operating the main sail.
It took me a few days and the help of one of my boat neighbours, but I like the result.
In the beginning of June I picked up a special woman, and she stayed one month on the boat.
Be proceeded from corfu south to the other ionian islands and came back to corfu. We sometimes had good sailing conditions and found some amazing bays and places to anchor.