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Sailing the Ionian Sea

An 18 NM sail from Corfu to the island of Paxos into a beautiful turquoise water anchorage.

The town of Lakka was cute. Lakka is the second largest village in size on the northern end of Paxos and is flanked by silver green olive groves and cypress trees. The picturesque fishing village is located on a natural, almost circular harbor created by two headlands sheltering the bay from the open sea.

A short hop south we ended up at Marmari for a night and then Mongonissi to wait out a blow. We should have stayed in Lakka for the week. Not much here except beaching it. Water is a cool 22degrees.

May 18th we arrived at the island of Lefkas. Overnight at the outer anchorage and the next morning queued up to catch the noon bridge opening to arrive at the town key of Levkas. We met up with John and Helen on their Aussi boat Forever Summer and Hans, the Dutchman on DUNE.

Docked on the available Charter dock for free. Greece is so accommodating to boaters.

Most of the bars and dining establishments will bring complementary extras like snacks, deserts and even more drinks on the house.

We joined in on the celebration of a church under major renovations.

After doing a major re-stock of food in preparation for our new crew arriving in a few days our two fridges stopped working. Yikes. The voltage on the boat had somehow dropped below 11Volts which on the Isotherm chillers automatically shuts them down. Thank goodness we had been on the charter dock and was able to get the lead hand's assistance who called an Electrician who was quickly able to find a loose connection and get our electrical supply back to 13+ volts.

The Cuban bar was awesome. We invited Hans the Dutchman out with us for the best Mojito's and Cuban cigars. We got back home at 2am.

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