Naxos at last
Trip Start May 20, 2010
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Once again left early hoping to avoid worst of the wind but by 0900 it was still increasing peaking at 34 kts. Doesn't sound too bad to all those hardened yachties that may read this but the sea state is crap!!! Short and steep with white bits on top. It took us 5 hours motoring into it to cover that distance.
Front hatch leaked as Cuttyhunk dug her bow into the oncoming waves and my side of the bed got very wet. Why is always my side?
Naxos harbour is not very big and had we not already visited here I would have hesitated to go in as it faces north and does take the brunt of the wind although a major breakwater built of huge marble blocks smooths out the sea
We motored in to find it packed full of yachts sheltering, that's not surprising considering what we've just been through. However we spied one very skinny gap and went for it. No room for error, anchor down just before some rocks and pray the other boats will breathe in and let us park. An Ozzie guy caught our lines and we were tucked up safe. Thank you once again that angel.
Celebrated that night by revisiting the Jazz and Blues Bar we found 5years ago and had an ouzo or two to absent friends.