On 20 May, our friends Andrea and Axel were already standing at the pier with their luggage when we entered the harbour of Skiathos coming from Euboea. In the bay in front of the harbour we were greeted by dolphins. Our friends had to walk back and forth on the pier a few times until we had identified the only possible place to moor, but then they were able to take our stern lines.
For eight days we sailed between the Sporades Islands. With mostly light winds, we were able to concentrate on trimming the sails and benefit from the experience of Axel and Andrea, who sail regattas at home with their Corsair. By keeping an eye on the trim lines and slightly correcting the sail position if necessary, we were able to outrun another sailor from time to time.
So we visited the beautiful green islands of Skopolos and Alonnisos - Peristeri (an uninhabited island, where we only encountered goats and seagulls). There was no artificial light here, so we could admire a wonderful starry sky at night and the complete silence was also impressive.
In the little harbours (Neo Klima on Skopelos, Patitiri and Steni Vala on Alonnisos) we were a bit on the run from a flotilla. A concentrated load of English people. When they were in the harbour with their boats, it was full.
Today we said goodbye to Andrea and Axel in the harbour of Skopolos. They are taking the hydrofoil to Volos and are now on their way home. We stay two more days in the beautiful harbour bay of Skopolos, have a look at the beautiful town and get our boat ready for the way south.
Pictures from Skiathos
The four of us sailing
Pictures of Skopolos
Pictures pf Alonnisos
Pictures of Peristeri