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But on a sailboat, not everything can be planned ahead, and just as we set sail towards Zakynthos, a strange burning smell wakes us up in the middle of the night.

Turns out the cooling fan of our fridge had burnt through after some misbehaving the week before. Enrique – a.k.a McGyver – finds a solution to keep our beer and all our provisions from spoiling but a proper solution needs to be found since our USB desk fans are not made to run unattended.

The next day we are on the hunt for a fitting 12-volt fan – not an easy feat without an address, living at sea and being new to the island. The next larger city or store with the right spare may be miles and several days of sailing away.

Though after a few phone calls and asking around there is hope. George, a lovely Kefalonian gentleman offers to disassemble two old computers in his basement containing two smaller fans. He even brings them right to the beach, so we can meet him and his wife with our dinghy! What an absolutely awesome couple!

In our short encounter, the two also tell us of a cave – the magnificent blue Melissani Cave – that we just cannot miss before sailing from Kefalonia to Zakynthos Port where we also need to get our cruising stamp. It is always great to get a tip from a local, so we change our plans, put Navagio Beach a.k.a Smugglers Cove on hold, and drop the anchor in Karavomilos – home to the mythical blue cave of Kefalonia. – And what a truly spectacular a sight it is!

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We are Enrique (Kiki) from Cuba and Sarah (Salsa) from Germany on a mission to sail around the world. We have almost no sailing experience, but are determined to circumnavigate & share our adventures with you. Join us on our first stop, when we explore the abandoned bunkers of Albania.

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Living on the hook sailing around the world can be a real challenge and a bit scary at times (especially when your home dangles from an iron thread just 10 mm thick). What is to come? We don’t know but day by day we are learning how to live more sustainable, off-grid, more connected to nature, so we can share our adventures with you.

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