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Old 26 June 2015, 03:50   #1
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Another year ,, Paxos yet again

Having thought we would do this once in 2007 (before we were too old !), we are now on our 9th trip.Getting slicker with the toll booths through France and Italy with toll tags for both this year and better planned fuel stops and our final preferred route. Diesel at a hypermarket in Dijon 1.18 and the new Volvo a good 10% better on fuel that the older one 😊
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Having thought we would do this once in 2007 (before we were too old !), we are now on our 9th trip.Getting slicker with the toll booths through France and Italy with toll tags for both this year and better planned fuel stops and our final preferred route. Diesel at a hypermarket in Dijon 1.18 and the new Volvo a good 10% better on fuel that the older one ��
Please stop posting, I am stuck in an office and might start crying!!��
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Old 26 June 2015, 04:59   #3
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Old 13 July 2015, 15:50   #4
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Paxos

Thanks to RIBnet and a great, great member - Jeff - I took the plunge and drove to Paxos with my boat.

I first started researching the idea of taking my boat abroad in the Winter (2014) and started with some random searches.

The trail led me to a post by Jeff:

Paxos 2013 :-)

I contacted Jeff and as Winter turned into Spring he would answer all my questions - no matter how small or daft and so I convinced myself, as well as two friends, that it would be entirely normal to drive nearly 2,000 miles with a boat on the back of the car.

I travelled there with some friends and the roadtrip turned out to be great fun. We spent most of the trip saying, "We are no where near Paxos." But a few countries later we found ourselves there.

It was such a fantastic trip and I think it is a huge tribute to RIBnet and Jeff that inspired me to take on such a big adventure.

Cheers!
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Jeff inspired me also to visit him at Paxos in 2017
We plan to be (again) in Mitikas (Ionian Sea) for few weeks.
There is about 100 km to Paxos so "maybe" if forecast be better than usually we go and visit him personally.


We made many trps like 100 km one way but between Lefkas and Paxos is open Sea. We will go along coast but predominant wind in this area is from North - West.
So at distance about 75 km we be completely open to this wind.
First thing is to start before 9 AM when is usually calm till 11 AM, next thing is weather forecast of course but I'm not sure if such forecast shows thermal winds in this area. Weather forecast is usually Sunshine without clouds but wind is every summer days.

Jeff has promised us to treat us by beer so we will go for sure
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Jeff, great pictures dude!!!
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Hi Mat. By my reckoning it is only around 55 km from Levkas to Paxos. I've done it in a sailing boat, but never in a rib. Love Paxos though . You should not miss Parga on the mainland as well.
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In straight line yes - it is 50 km.
But on small motorboat cat C and my licence I have to be no more than 2 NM from coast.
Or 4 NM between Islands. OK nobody check it I suppose but I do prefer to go along coast and turn left on the end and go 7 NM to Paxos. So it be about 68 km

And from Mitikas where we will be to Marine Gas Station in Lefkas is abot 30 km
So in total it be 100 km. Cruise speed is 50 - 55 km (on windy day it be 40 - 45).

We are going for very long vacation so we will try to make such trips.

Another trip is to Kefalonia and maybe Zante and around Lefkas island also



Light blue are trips made in this year
Dark blue is trip to Kefalonia planed for 2017
Red and Magenta - trip around Lefkas (red to Porto Kaski, Magenta - back to Mitikas around Lefkas)
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Yes, it looks like you have been to lots of nice places in the 'inland sea'. I have sailed round there several times. Gets crowded in the summer though! Especially Fiskardo if you are going to Kefalonia.
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Did you sail also in Peloponnese ? Not sure if you read my notes
Warsaw-Greece 2015, Family trip+HIGHFIELD OM540DL
Laconian / Argolid Gulfs are empty in the middle of season.
On Elafonisos island there were ony one sailboat on Simos beach.

I still thinking about Ionian or Peloponnese
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