The weather cleared away over night on Saturday as forecast and on Sunday morning, at 11am, we slipped our lines and set off for the open sea!
It felt strange putting to sea for the first time in 7 months! Although we’ll not miss Gouvia as such, we are very glad we got to the boat before the world came to a shuddering halt. As places to be ‘trapped’ in go, it was pretty good but we are glad to be leaving because as the restrictions lifted and the chandlers, bars and tavernas reopened it began to get quite expensive!
We’re in no rush and so our first destination was a well protected anchorage called Pagania on the mainland about 8 miles from Gouvia. We had no need of such an anchorage but I wanted to go and see it for future reference.
It was a really good, protected anchorage, mildly picturesque when you lost sight of the fish farms and once the cattle, goats, donkey and leaping fish had gone home it was utterly silent. One slight dampener on the experience was the large dead cow aground on the shore line, not that we really wanted a swim !!
Tomorrow we’re off a little further south to the village of Sagiada. Baby steps, baby steps.