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Syvota

From Sagiada we headed south for the series of anchorages near the town and island of Sivota, although the town is also known as Murtos from it’s time in the Ottoman Empire.

Sivota harbour seemed to have 5 or 6 yachts on the quayside but we weren’t planning on going in there, hoping to find a nice deserted bay we could have all to ourselves. The first two we tried had occupants although they appeared to be laid-up boats awaiting the start of the season.

The next one we tried was petfect. A pretty bay with a sand bar joining the mainland to the small island called Mourtemeno. The sand bar was about a metre deep and effectively split one large bay into two smaller ones.

There was a large, but deserted, hotel over looking our anchorage and I am certain that in a more normal summer this bay would be packed with dingys, jetskis and charter boats on the hotel’s own private pontoons. This could be heaven or this could be hell as the Eagles sang!

We took the tender ashore to sit on our own private beach, just us, a Pimms, a beer and some goats. Then it was back on board to test out the new hammock arrangement I created. It needed some bits from a chandler obviously but works far better than before!

And so tomorrow we’ll head for Lakka. We’ve had some informationnfrom a Corfu Lockdown Whatsapp group that it isn’t deserted but even so we’re looking forward to getting there!