Traveltalkonline.com Forums


TTOL Sponsors
Forum Statistics
Forums39
Topics38,955
Posts315,419
Members26,605
Most Online2,734
Jul 13th, 2024
Top Posters(30 Days)
Kennys 33
bailau 18
erb923 17
RonDon 16
Lancer 13
lcote 13
Member Spotlight
Jamie
Jamie
Chicago area
Posts: 884
Joined: August 2000
Show All Member Profiles 
Today's Birthdays
jt716
Who's Online Now
36 registered members (SXMNAN, David Avery, marisol, boucharda, Fletch, lbksxm, Carib_Ian, Bernd, Sandsailsun, cabokid, SXMScubaman, louismcc, betsyg, Manpot, Todd, WWII, blooming, ChiTownHarry, RickandJulie, SeeDiver, CaptRichard, BarbyandLeo, eightzerobits, Bamree, Kennys, VirginGordaResident, bailau, tmsxmsails, Don_and_Linda, 7 invisible), 463 guests, and 347 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Trip report 5- Ermioni #29010
09/19/2014 12:41 PM
09/19/2014 12:41 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,445
Miramichi NB Canada
Sandsailsun Online content OP
Traveler
Sandsailsun  Online Content OP
Traveler
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,445
Miramichi NB Canada
ERMIONI

Morning brings excited sailors...We have a briefing every morning at 9 AM re the day ahead. Freddy and Amanda , our lead crew are phenomenal . At only 21 and 23 they appear to have a lifetime of experience skill and professionalism. They advise us that the weather looks good for sailing for the next week...yahoo no mention of the dreaded meltemi winds.

[Linked Image]

....off we go then...oh my goodness the color of this water is amazing....
very calm and not much sailing in the early morning, then the wind picks up 10-15, dies around noon then up again around 2 for wonderful sailing in consistent 15-20'.

[Linked Image]



This was the typical pattern every day this particular week. The guys worked well together like a well oiled machine. We girls acted like passengers and not crew. What a treat since I am admiral and first mate on Reef Song in the BVI when we sail our 52 mono.. Ward really enjoyed his first mate role vs captain also .

[Linked Image]

First flotilla stop was Ermioni. all secured stern to " parking"'with anchor out and stern lines secure at the dock. Up then goes the plank...god don't drink too much I say to myself...falling off would be a tad bit embarrassing with all 16 boats watching... The first attempt went off without too many issues with Freddy's expert guidance and hand signals from ashore. ... we got really good at this by the end of the week .

Nice stroll around the peninsula, a cool refreshing swim in crystal clear, salty salty water with a bunch of Russians. ..the language of laughter is universal...

This place is beautiful

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

The wind calms right off in the evening but temperature is also cooler so perfect conditions.

Back dockside to freshen up for our first group meal. 16 boats full of new people to meet. I did my social thing and met them all....great food, wonderful red wine , ouzo in the cockpit for night caps then beddy....Leonidhion in the morning


Kim

Sponsors
Re: Trip report 5- Ermioni [Re: Sandsailsun] #29011
09/19/2014 02:51 PM
09/19/2014 02:51 PM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 2,666
MIA
I
irina Offline
Traveler
irina  Offline
Traveler
I
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 2,666
MIA
Amazing photos.
Thank you.
irina

Re: Trip report 5- Ermioni [Re: irina] #29012
09/19/2014 03:31 PM
09/19/2014 03:31 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 119
Switzerland
EuroSailor Offline
Traveler
EuroSailor  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 119
Switzerland
It all brings back great memories of my stint as a summer charter skipper in Greece during my uni years! Keep those photos and impressions coming, Kim!

A favorite appetizer early evening on deck was freshly made tuna salad with a healthy measure of 7-star Metaxa mixed in, and spread out on pieces of warm toast ... All washed down with a glass of chilled and cheap Retsina! Certainly improved my palate since ... <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />

Last edited by EuroSailor; 09/19/2014 03:37 PM.

[url=http://www.TickerFactory.com/]
[Linked Image]
Re: Trip report 5- Ermioni [Re: EuroSailor] #29013
09/19/2014 06:25 PM
09/19/2014 06:25 PM
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 2,429
Villa Euphoria Leverick Bay, P...
mdoyle9999 Offline
Traveler
mdoyle9999  Offline
Traveler
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 2,429
Villa Euphoria Leverick Bay, P...
Stunning photos! Well done.


Mike
"The journey is the thing." Homer
Re: Trip report 5- Ermioni [Re: mdoyle9999] #29014
09/19/2014 07:14 PM
09/19/2014 07:14 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 3,493
VIRGINIA
B
BEERMAN Offline
Traveler
BEERMAN  Offline
Traveler
B
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 3,493
VIRGINIA
Keep em coming! Great reports Kim, beautiful photos <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif" alt="" />

Re: Trip report 5- Ermioni [Re: Sandsailsun] #29015
09/19/2014 07:21 PM
09/19/2014 07:21 PM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 83,261
Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline
Traveler
Carol_Hill  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 83,261
Central Florida!
As you said, STUNNING color in the water there.. Thanks. Keep it coming...


Carol Hill

Moderated by  Eric_Hill 

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1