-Howard [ Just Imagine ] 24-Jul-2006
Overnight Anchorage (Anchorage)
We anchored overnight here in the company of a large Feadship.
Their launch brought some swimmers in to shallower waters and we were invited for drinks onboard the yacht.
We were collected by the launch and taken out for very formal cocktails and hors d' oeuvres on the aft deck of the yacht with the owners and their guests.
After about an hour of nice conversation, we were asked to sign the guest book, afterwhich we heard the launch motors starting up, indicating that it was time for us to depart.
An interesting insite into how the other half live.
There is a restaurant ashore shaped like a viking boat.Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 24-Jul-2006
Beautiful Anchorage (Anchorage)
This one one of our favorite spots.
We anchored overnight here and swam ashore.
There were a few nude bathers on the beach but it was very secluded.Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 24-Jul-2006
A wonderful underground lake where they have found votives to the god Pan.
You go down a tunnel, and then get into a row boat that takes you around the underground lake.
Part of the cavern is open to the sky.
On an island in the lake, earthen figurines of Pan, and plaques depicting an embossed female figure and a procession of nymphs were found. These are exhibited at the archaeological museum of Cephalonia.Howard [ Just Imagine ] 25-Jul-2006
Sami Harbour (Town Dock)
When we were safely anchored in Sami, a bareboat flotilla arrived and began to practise their anchoring and docking procedures for the first time.
These people had obviously never been on a boat before, and it was both a scary and comical experience as we often appeared to be the target that they were aiming for.
They would drop anchor about 100m away and come hurtling back in reverse at full speed and at the last moment they would lose it and go shooting off to the side.
I take my hat off to the flotilla leaders who must be the most patient instructors in the world.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 25-Jul-2006
Port Authority (Formalities)
Watermill Lake (Point of Interest)
This is a lovely setting that we found walking back from Melissani lake.
Though it sounds hard to believe, the lake is salt water that enters on the south of Cefalonia at Argostoli and constantly flows out here. Tests have proven that sea water disappears underground at Argostoli and travels under the island, re-emerging some fourteen days later in Sami, having passed through Melissani lake.
In the 1800s this phenomena was harnessed to drive water mills.
There is a watermill in the cut that runs continuously.
The nice looking restaurant was not open the day we were there.Howard [ Just Imagine ] 25-Jul-2006
We caught the bus from Sami to Argostoli to do some shopping.
Argostoli is the main town on the island and has many shops and restaurants.Howard [ Just Imagine ] 25-Jul-2006
Argostoli Town Dock (Town Dock)
Stern/bow to south of ferry dock.Howard [ Just Imagine ] 18-Mar-2009
Drapano Marina (Marina)
Unfinished marina, but a bit far from town.Howard [ Just Imagine ] 18-Mar-2009
Kafeneion Cafe Bar (Bar)
Located on the waterfront in the NE corner where the boats dock, nect to the car rental shop, Kafeneion provides
Large draft beer for €2
Large Myhos bottled beer €2.50
Laundry service €12.50
Information in English
Cooked English Breakfast, although Kelly only calls it a Cooked Breakfast, as all the ingredients are from Greece.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 26-Jul-2010
Argostoli Laundry (Laundry)
Kafeneion on the waterfront takes in laundry
I walked all over town looking for a self service laundry, without success. Up the hill toward Lassi I found one, but it had been closed for 2 years. The lady in the mini market told me that there was one near the hospital, but it sounded quite a long way to walk. There is a drycleaner, next to the theatre, but looking through the window on Sunday, it did not appear to do laundry, only dry cleaning.
I finally stopped at Kafeneion on the waterfront for a beer and asked Kelly. She said there was a laundry place that charged €12 per load, but that she took in laundry at €12.50 per load.
I lugged my heavy sailbag full of laundry across the road and she estimated 4 loads at €50. We had all our sheets and towels to do after a month of guests onboard.
The laundry was ready the next day, and nicely folded. Kelly said that it should have been 5 loads, but she charged me the agreed upon €50. More than we could afford, but worth the money.Howard [ Just Imagine ] 26-Jul-2010
Wasp bay (Anchorage)
A pleasant, secluded anchorage, except that there were thousands of yellow jacket wasps.
We strung up a mosquito net over the dodger after we both got stung.
The wasps love beer. I took a swig of my beer and spat out more than one wasp.
I then poured the rest of my beer into a tupperware, and there were 9 more wasps in there.
It is best to ignore the wasps rather than chase them away.
I rotated the ring pull of my beer cans over the hole to act as a bit of a filter to stop them getting in (and maybe stop them getting out too:-).
We anchored close to the old steel dock structure, and at one point we took a line to the steel frame to point us out of the bay.Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 28-Jul-2006
This is a pretty town which is also meant to host the rich and famous.
Nice restaurants around the marina.Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 30-Jul-2006
Fiskardo marina (Marina)
Fiskardo Anchorage (Anchorage)
Anchor with two lines ashore to the trees on the north shore.Howard [ Just Imagine ] 08-Mar-2007
Ag Ioannis Beaches (Beach)
Magnificent secluded beaches all along this coast line.
We anchored in crystal clear waters in a few places around here.Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 02-Aug-2006
Myrtou Beach (Beach)
This is meant to be one of the finest beaches of Greece.
We anchored off here for lunch.Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 02-Aug-2006
A beautiful anchorage on the windy side of the island and thus less touristy.
We anchored with a bow and stern anchor as there was not much to tie onto onshore.Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 03-Aug-2006