After a rapid bouncy sail down from Andros, with building winds and seas, we were happy to discover this very wide protected bay, Finikas, where it is possible to anchor out, or, tie stern to off a 'marina' quay. We chose the option anchoring off with 2 anchors out 'in tandem' plus loads of chain...ready for the strong Meltemi to hit us with full force!
Yesterday the winds blew very strongly for over 24 hours, but today it is quieter here in our bay...outside I don't think so. Our friends on Bigsky left this am >> Paros and experienced very uncomfortable wild conditions, huge seas and winds over 30 knots, sometimes gusts of 40!
I am so happy that we did not follow them...... thankfully they arrived safely.
The quay here each night is 100% full with chartered yachts ....we are surprised at the number of boats coming and going, mostly 45 - 50 ft. with 8 - 10 people onboard....the Cyclade Islands, a huge popular charter destination...even with the Meltemi blowing Force 7+!
Our next island will be Paros...tomorrow or?