Well, here I am tied up at Vlikadha Marina. Dales description is quite accurate. It's a real hell hole. At least 8 boats have hit the sand bar at the entrance. One big motor
yacht had to be towed off. The sand has caked my boat completely inside and outside and the water
is horrible. Even brushing my teeth with it makes me gag. I'm on the outer quay and there is basically no water
under my keel. I'm not bumping ground (anymore) so that's good. There is a fairly good surge here which is making all three boats on this wall dance constantly. The marina wanted to tie up a 55' mono to me yesterday and I asked it there would be a discount on my charges if they did. Then I basically said no. The stresses of this surge along with the predicted 40 knot
winds today would be dangerous or damaging on my boat. We will be here for a total of 4 nights due to the weather
and crew changes. The cost is 85 euro per night and includes the horrible water and about 12 amps of power. Any more and the breaker blows.
But, at least I have a safe spot for the next two days as the weather
is supposed to be pretty bad. We will see. In retrospect, it would have been better to make the crew changes on another island even if it meant that they had to take planes and ferries to get there. The hassle for me is not worth it.