Dates: 08/29/09 to 08/30/09
Distance: 60 nm
Sailed from: Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy
We motored across the Ionian Sea from Italy to Greece — one of those days where there’s not enough wind to sail but probably better than the forecast for too much wind from the wrong direction if we waited a day — such is life of sailing in the Med. We anchored in a pleasant bay on the south side of Erikoússa along with a half dozen other sailboats. Arriving in Greece on this island was a bit like entering the U.S. by way of Beaver Island, Michigan where Lisa’s sister and brother-in-law live and where her parents spend the summer. It is a pretty remote and sleepy place off the coast of Albania near the border with mainland Greece and can only be reached by ferry. We didn’t go ashore but could see a few small hotels and restaurants, a power plant and a scattering of houses on the hillsides. We took a long swim before returning to the boat for dinner (pasta) and much needed sleep.