We returned to Vlikho bay on the island of Lefkas as there was some strong winds forecast and wanted a good protected anchorage to sit out the storm. The winds came early evening with gusts up to 40 knots, luckily our anchor held tight. (In fact, when we left a couple of days later we struggled to get the anchor up as it was so well dug in)
After the wind had passed, we decided to have a day off from working on the boat and go ashore for a hike to the beach on the other side of the hill. We inflated ‘Fred’ the dinghy (named after Freda as she was the one who sourced the dinghy for us 15 years ago and also made the most spectacular dismount at the end of an evening ashore!!)
Time to test out ‘Ed’ our new outboard engine (named Ed because it’s an engine)
Once Ed and Fred were securely tied up we headed off towards the hills.
Looking back to the anchorage
It was not long before we came to our first dead end
No way through here
We had to turn back but eventually found a fence we could climb over. We continued on, through olive trees.
Looks inviting for a quick dip
We came to an interesting house that was built to resemble a ship, it also had a life boat attached to the side, equipped for all eventualities!
We continued over the hill.
Not far to go, looking forward to cooling down in the sea.
Made it to the beach, there is a big camping/caravan site so the beach was full, all sorts of activities going on.
The water was so clear and warm, it was almost like having a bath, we found a shady spot and spent some time on the beach and in the sea before heading to the Kantina for lunch.
Greek salad with a sea view
Time to head back to ZigZag, stocked up with plenty of water for the hot journey home.
We were happy to find that Ed and Fred were still waiting for us where we had left them and hadn’t suffered the same fate as this boat!
Short trip back to Ziggy!
Great day out, now time for a cold shower and a relaxing evening.