July 24

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Sunrise over the middle finger looking at the third finger of greece

Sunrise over the middle finger looking at the third finger of greece

With the dinghy bolts in place and bedded with 4200 we were ready to lift the dinghy first thing in the morning. So up she came, we tossed the lines off of the dock and we were gone. It was good to be underway again. It was our longest stop for the trip and we had a big weather window opening at the same time. MILES were to be had.

Our track on July 24

Our track on July 24

We left for limnos with the dinghy on the davits and carried her over in nearly smooth waters. We had several visits by dolphins along the way We arrived at Moudhros Limnos. Several miles into a big bay in Limnos. The bay was used to form the convoy that left Limnos to do the raid on Gallipoli during the first world war. The raid was a disaster and over 100,000 people died.

We got a visit from the port police and they wanted us to come by and check in. The check in requires four pages of paperwork, done with carbon paper to make sure they get good copies. Four pages in Rick’s transit log and then four pages in their books. Then we had to pay for dockage 0.5 euro per METER, plus vat and local taxes, 8.87 Euro for the night. From there we went over to a nice vine covered Taverna to get a beer and internet service. It was a nice place and we enjoyed the beer on the warm day. Beer is cheaper here than in Porto Koufos, five euro for two rather than six.

When we got back Bonnie and I went for a walk and got lost walking around town. We made the tourist booth ladies day, she had two! She was ecstatic when Rick and Tsipy also stopped by and got brochures, four in one day!

The church we could see from the marina at Moudhros Limnos

The church we could see from the marina at Moudhros Limnos

We walked up and found the church to take pictures. We enjoyed getting off the boat and taking pictures. In one of the sidewalks we found both an orange tree and a date palm growing side by side. Tea roses, rosemary, and lots of other plants that bonnie recognized. We tried to find the way out of town to go the 1km to the Allied Memorial Cemetery for the people who were killed in Gallipoli, but we failed in our mission. We just couldn’t get out of town.

We checked out the fishing supply place for a chain hook with no help there either.

We left the fishing supply and walked random streets downward until we got to the water, we came out not far from the pier where Odelia was tied. We stay on Odelia and let Rick and Tsipy have a walk. Between the two couples of strangers walking around town, it should keep them busy talking for days.

An early rise made watching the sunset and the fisherman go out was the last thing we did before bed

An early rise made watching the sunset and the fisherman go out was the last thing we did before bed

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