Port Leone

9 Jul

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We’re definitely getting into the swing of things now. We find we go where the whim takes us, stay another day if we feel like it and generally change our mind at the last minute. After deciding to have an extra night in Sivota to visit a favourite taverna we altered our original plans again and headed for Port Leone on the small island of Kalamos.

After a gloriously lazy day tied to the shore we quickly calculated we easily had enough provisions on board to see out a second day. We’d filled the water tank before setting off so this was the only thing that might have proved a problem. So it was a simple decision to stay put. The water in the bay is crystal clear and wonderful to swim in while, touch wood, there’s just enough breeze to keep us cool. After the sweltering and crowded previous days this is such a blessed relief.

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There are other boats here, of course – this is the Ionian, after all, but the little village that was once here was abandoned back in 1953 after an earthquake. It has changed little since we were last here although now the church appears fully restored. They were fitting a new floor during our last visit and proudly showed off the progress. During our early morning visit today it was locked but services are held here and, if I remember rightly, the bell tower still carries the original bell.

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The views over the bay are amongst the best and a short walk reveals the two ruined windmills at the port entrance. We got chatting, although we didn’t realise it at the time, to writer Georgie Moon whose blog is definitely worth a follow:
https://georgiemoon2016.wordpress.com
She gave us a few tips for ports we could well try out over the next few days. When the mood takes us.

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2 Responses to “Port Leone”

  1. GeorgieMoon July 9, 2016 at 6:55 pm #

    Lovely to meet you, another fellow boating blogger! Hope we can meet up again soon, for a longer chat.

    • lamputts July 10, 2016 at 6:11 am #

      We’ll look out for you 😊

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