Sikies to Chalkida and the Bridge

The journey from Sikies to Chalkida was 32 nautical miles and took us the afternoon, yet again running on engine.  We could have sailed as the wind was 12-14 knots S/SW so we would have been easily doing good speeds down wind – however, we weren’t in the mood to sail and wanted to follow the coastline and see where we were going.  Until we approached Chalkida there wasn’t very much to see or do – the coastline in the end was pretty uneventful.  There isn’t a big population in this area and although there are a few towns with ferry terminals, it is unremarkable. As you approach Chalkida, the landscape changes and it becomes much more industrial – as …….

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Successful anchoring technique – our way

Our preference is to always stay at anchor – and this is something we have done with all our boats so we have lots of experience of what works for us and we are very pedantic about our alarms so we can get a good nights sleep without worry.  In this blog, I’m sharing our technique and how we use our technology to help ….. Anchoring Hardware and the Basic Principles We use a Jambo anchor – the question “which is the best anchor” is one that will always create a lot of controversy with the boating community and everyone has his own opinion.  The truth is that the best anchor to use will depend on the sea bed – …….

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