Oh no! Our tanks are completely dry! Hop onboard SV CUBA this week and see how we manage to get those tanks filled again and follow us as we set sail to pick up our new crew from the USA!
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Yepp, on a boat, eventually you run out of water. Unless you have a water-maker of course. But unfortunately, in our case, we have to find a source of water on land. But when it comes to cruising, networking is almost as essential as H2O and a friend we met in Fiscardo was able to point us to a port that has water and the option to stay overnight – free of charge even. How sweet is that?
Only issue: The keel of our boat has a draft of 1.75 meters, whereas most areas of the port a really shallow and have a depth of only 1.60 meters. We do not want to ground the boat as we are preparing to tie up via med mooring, so we have to be extremely careful to stick to the charts.
We soon realize just how close we were to actually getting SV CUBA grounded.
The very next day we already have to cast off the lines again, get the sails up and push on to Porto Katsiki, a majestic anchorage on the west side of Lefkada. Soon our next crew Shyah will arrive from Boston and we still have a few nautical miles to go until we arrive near the airport.
Porto Katsiki is actually not a port but a large bay with a white pebble beach, surrounded by steep limestone cliffs. It is located in the Southwest of Lefkada and for a long time it was only accessible by goats. Hence the name in Greek: Πόρτο Κατσίκι, “goat port”. Its crystal-clear waters and magnificent landscape make it a popular anchorage for day cruisers, sailors, charter boats and tour boats alike.
We arrived late in the afternoon and already found out early the next morning just how popular this beach is. With no time to spare and music and loudspeakers blasting at us from several directions, we sail to Preveza.
Once we arrive, however, we lose no time to get some essential preparation, a holding tank, for clearance and to be able to be sailing in Turkey out of the way.
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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Special thanks to LAIKIPIA for their amazing and inspiring music.
Music in this video
Intro Song – “Hurricane” by LAIKIPIA – https://youtu.be/hoP1l9HXUwU
Listen to ‘Hurricane’ and the rest of the ‘Heartbeats & Echoes EP’ here:
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Sunny saludos from SV CUBA