We were trying to find ‘Destiny’ a winter berth because John was not convinced that Chalkida would be suitable and Koiladhia has two boat yards that store boats. Late afternoon we anchored in the bay outside the port among a lot of other boats but with plenty of space. The sea was beautiful and John went for a swim whilst I got mad with the computer and the internet connection – Not a happy Bunny – Ed. |
The next morning after a swim and breakfast we went ashore to visit the boatyards. Both were very polite but told us they were full for this winter, however, if need be, we could do the antifouling in the spring providing we booked ahead! So let’s hope Chalkida will be OK, if not we might end up back in Turkey which must be empty since everyone is in Greece now!
Having no reason to stay here any longer we left the next morning and at noon dropped anchor in the bay of Zoyioria on the north west of the island of Spetsai. A pretty spot with clear water but the day was ruined by the comings and goings of big and small taxi boats at high speed. Fortunately by the evening everybody had gone and I took the opportunity to have a swim before preparing dinner. It was a quiet and beautiful starry night. This small cove is really a gem and it’s a pity that during the day it’s invaded by the taxi boats bringing tourists every 5 mins to the beach.
Because of the taxi's we moved to a quieter spot on the other side of the island and had a nice day swimming, reading, sunbathing and relaxing. Next stop, Ermioni, after a little hesitation (we were still looking to give the boat a wash down) we decided to anchor and not go into the port. Using the dinghy we went shopping and then back for lunch, nap and a swim. The weather was hot and humid - too hot really so late afternoon we had to go ashore for a well deserved ice cream – hard life!.
I wanted to return to Hydra to take the pictures I had lost from 3 years ago. We took the ferry from Ermioni at 10am. As we arrived in Hydra, the harbour was chaos with all of the charter boats trying to enter and leave at the same time - what a mess but that's why we didn't come with 'Destiny'. The port here is really small and the visitor boats, mostly charter, moor three deep, bow to bow – It has to be seen to be believed. Once ashore, first priority as always, find a café, then, a nice walk through the town.