We have been on the move this past week leaving from SKIATHOS on the 17th September, where we had howling gusts all night (up to 30 knots) in the anchorage of Ormos Platania.
Next morning we headed off in the dark towards the dramatic mountainous east coast of EVIA, so rugged and wild.
A very eventful day ...73 n.miles in 10 hours....we had it all....rain, thunderstorms, big crossed swells, therefore not very comfortable, to say the least! Bref! Finally, we anchored in the shallow calm waters at Ormos Petries, not particularly charming, but it was so quiet without any gusts disturbing our much needed sleep! Plus we were all alone!
Next day, we had an exhilirating rapid downhill sail through the KAFIREAS Strait. Still decent size swells, but so much more comfortable, fortunately! We zoomed into Ormos Kastri, a tiny bay with very few houses in deserted surroundings.
BUT so so sad as all the hills had been burnt during the Summer... terribly bleak and black.
The houses apparently did not suffer any damage, but the vegetation was all destroyed! What a contrast to the crystal clear waters in our anchorage.
We imagined that we could still smell the fires....maybe?