Saturday, 17 November 2018
The Wind Doth Blow
A very short video of what happens when the fierce north winds blow across the harbour. Hope the video plays. I am taking a new step, from photos to videos.
In high winds most yachts will pull anchor and run for shelter in the curve of the bay where they will rock in choppy seas out of danger of collision with other boats and the concrete wharf.
This video was not shot during the medi-cane (as in hurri-cane) in September but a few years ago when sudden gale force winds whipped the seas, damaged half a dozen anchored boats and sunk two others. The winds came out of nowhere, at dinner time, when most yachties were happily esconced in tavernas drinking a few kilos (not litres here) of wine. There was not time to react, tighten ropes or splice whatever you splice on a boat.
The following day was fine and sunny and divers went down to rescue papers and belongings from the yachts which sank. The municipality gave them food and shelter. Just hope they were insured.
The picturesque island of poros in Greece is perfect for cruising, says this magazine about their cover photo.
So it seems here. This photo is of our friend's little fishing boat anchored in tranquil waters at the end of the harbour. A perfect summer picture.
Poros harbour on a perfect winter's day. Blue sky, deep blue sea