DurresFor our first full summer we launched at the beginning of May and sailed around the northern Ionian until late June, when we sailed up to Croatia, spending a wonderful week in Albania, stopping at Saranda, Vlore (Orikum) and Durres, and a week in Montenegro. This left us only two weeks to spend in Croatia, and visitor schedules meant that we did two one-week round trips from Dubrovnik to Korcula, before going back to Kotor, where we left the boat for a week to go back to the UK. When we returned we sailed directly back from Kotor to Corfu at the end of July and spent the rest of the summer sailing around the Ionian, this time down to Zakynthos. We covered about 1550 miles and laid up at Aktio in the middle of September again.
Russian Bay, Poros
We laid up at Asprakis yard on Aegina in the middle of September having covered about 1300 miles.
We launched towards the end of May, having Coppercoated our bottom (applying the Coppercoat was a doddle, but stripping off all the old antifouling was a nightmare), and sailed up the Gulf of Evia to Skiathos and the Sporades, where we spent most of June. We then sailed across to Khios, Ikaria and Samos, before three expensive days in Kusadasi. We spent the rest of the summer sailing around the Dodecanese, covering 1400 miles before laying up at Partheni, Leros, in the middle of September.
|Dolphin off Alonissos|
|Another Kai jump|
|Nissiros with Tristan|
|Lifting out at Partheni|
|Jade and Amie on Patmos|