We have left the Peloponnese behind us: The Messenian, the Laconic, the Argolic, the Saronic Gulf. Then, after a night at anchor directly in front of one of the most prominent points in Greece, Cape Sounion on the southwest corner of Attica, we head into the Aegean. With an unfavourable north-northeast wind, we can still sail for the first two hours, but then we have to motor because the wind - once again - comes from the front and pushes us too far south. So the last eight miles under motor with a heavy rollercoaster swell.
Then we are on the island of Kea, in the north-western bay of Livadi, with strong winds and swell. But we are well moored, with bow anchor and stern line, the pier is high, it is comfortable to get out and have a beer directly opposite in Café Captain Louis - after a long difficult anchor manoeuvre.
Ferries also dock here - but it's not very touristy and the tourists and visitors seem to be locals, very pleasant.
When the wind will stop coming from the north, we head north between Euboea and Attica, towards the Sporades.