Palon, Nísiros, Greece

Photo: Turkish coast. Credit: Lisa Borre.
The day after leaving Nísiros, we sailed along the Turkish coast to Simi. Credit: Lisa Borre.

Logbook Entry

Dates: 09/29/09 – 09/30/09
Distance: 42 nm
Sailed from: Astipalaia
Lat: 36°37’N
Long: 27°10.3’E

A fantastic sail today — a great end to the season!  Turkey is in sight, but we have one more planned stop in Greece before clearing into our fifth country this sailing season.

Nísiros is a circular, volcanic island and the site of a violent eruption in 1422 which left behind a huge caldera which we will have to visit another time.  The end-of-season pull is stronger every day, so we pushed on after just a one-night stay.  The harbor is quiet and well-protected.  The friendly harbor master needs a fast motor cycle to work slips on both sides.  He actually gave us permission to tie-up “American-style” alongside the fishing pier for the night rather than med-moor with our own anchor.  We went ashore to the little restaurant he recommended which was filled with yachties of many nationalities.  We had a tasty fish dinner on our last night ashore in Greece.