Jump on board SV CUBA as we leave Cape Maleas, where we had an amazing freediving experience at the Captain Ismail wreck and flew over the 3 million-year-old petrified forest.
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This week we set off for our sail to Athens, Europe’s oldest capital. What started as a dream sail, just sailing downwind near the east coast of the Peloponnese soon turns into a situation of national alert leaving us to search for many hours to be able and keep the boat and ourselves safe.
As the weather keeps deteriorating and becomes more unpredictable, thick smoke makes navigation difficult. On a boat, you always have to consider the direction of the wind and its intensity to make sure the anchorage will be safe but with winds constantly changing, high winds and low visibility, we are left in a difficult situation.
After all, however, we manage to find a somewhat safe spot and get to stock up on essential boat supplies. But not without being squeezed for too much cash and left hanging halfway.
With new sailing provisions in the hull, we lift anchor and finally get to sail to Athens. Though Shyah panicked as she tried to sail through her first shipping lane getting dangerously close to other ships, we made it, nonetheless.
Finally, we arrive at the energetic metropolitan of Athens and everything just seems to move at lightning speed. Sailing the world is very slow and sometimes all you hear are the wind and the sea for many days. We have been sailing in the Mediterranean now for several months and the sailing lifestyle seems to catch up with us, the quiet and slow movements are such a contrast to the fast-moving life of the city. We are just so excited to finally visit this amazing city and see the Acropolis with our own eyes.
Come along and sail with us.
We are Enrique (Kiki) from Cuba and Sarah (Salsa) from Germany, a sailing couple. We are living on a boat, our tiny house, creating a travel vlog as we sail around the world. We have almost zero sailing experience, but are determined to circumnavigate & share our adventures with you.
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Sailing life 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, living off grid, more connected to nature, so we can share our adventures with you. Come storm or good weather.
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Sunny saludos from SV CUBA