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Travel Blogs from Karpathos Town (Pigadia)
Well I suppose the end of our trip had to have some bad weather! We reached Nisos Kasos and tied-up in the corner of the harbour against the wall with little time to spare before the full gale hit the area. The waves crashed against the outer breakwater and others washed right over the 25-30m jetty creating a waterfall by us and the local boats. There was a flow hole right by us in the corner and that sprayed the sea all over the boat ...
... move on. With our supplies running short it was on the 3rd morning, after a 2nd yacht (also sheltering) made a successful attempt to leave and headed off in the opposite direction, that we were able to move on to our next port. The wind was still blowing a force 4-5 and increasing, BUT in our favour, so it was a good sail, though a strain to helm for the 5 hours passage to Nisos Kasos and a harbour.
Alf and Roberta are not morning people, so the following morning, I am met by Pete who takes me for breakfast. Roberta has told me that I will recognise him because he ‘looks English’ but several years on this sunny island has made him look more like a local so I am relieved that he seems to recognise me and we head for one of the harbourside restaurants for an English breakfast. Pete is a retired carpenter and his tales of ...
... blue liquid silk isn't it!, we thought you two may have been on the boat that day.......but we were a little shy to enquire......what do you guys look like anyways? Anyhoo like we said.........sorry for the inconvenience, you must've been a little suprised when your reservatřon went missing!............we're not bad people you see.....we'll prove it to you one day...........if we ever track you down that is. Much love ...
Well, that was interesting. Sort of like a roller coaster. The plane is small and has to battle the heat coming up from the desert when landing, so it is kind of like a 5 minute roller coaster! I am nowat the hotel, and looking out at the ancient volcano crater that makes the harbour here the most beautiful on earth, according to Conde Nast. It is pretty damn fine, I must say. Well, off to the black sand beach to find a ...
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