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StevenBauer
09-03-2009, 04:45 PM
As of 6 hours ago he was here:
Latitude:39.4528
Longitude:20.0055

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/bauerdad/2009%20pics/Picture11.png?t=1252014302

Updates as they come in. :D


Steven

S/V Laura Ellen
09-03-2009, 06:16 PM
Neat. Is he using the SPOT GPS device?

StevenBauer
09-03-2009, 06:27 PM
Spot on, Allan.


Steven

S/V Laura Ellen
09-03-2009, 06:35 PM
Spot on, Allan


Steven

Very clever Steven!:D

paladin
09-03-2009, 07:32 PM
He's on the wrong side of the land mass......

StevenBauer
09-03-2009, 07:58 PM
Looks like a nice safe harbor to me. A good place to spend your birthday. :)


Steven

Joe (SoCal)
09-03-2009, 08:00 PM
Sill jealous

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
09-04-2009, 01:11 AM
Nice.

Actually its miles and miles away from Nice, but still nice, there's a line from a song but that'sprobably not to anyone's taste.

StevenBauer
09-04-2009, 03:53 PM
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/bauerdad/2009%20pics/Picture5.png?t=1252097433


He told me we might get some pics. :)



Steven

elf
09-04-2009, 06:43 PM
as far as I can tell he hasn't moved, right?

StevenBauer
09-04-2009, 08:33 PM
He went from
Latitude:39.4527
Longitude:20.0054

to

Latitude:39.2023
Longitude:20.1867

I think they just sailed to Paxi. :)

Steven

paladin
09-05-2009, 01:36 AM
He's in nice SCUBA territory....entire cities underwater just offshore and absolutely beautiful...good food...just couldn't get past the sheep's eyes......

Mrleft8
09-05-2009, 08:08 AM
Where did you get that horrible map?

StevenBauer
09-05-2009, 08:29 AM
Where did you get that horrible map?


It's the Google Map link from the Spot email. The closer you zoom in the more detail it gives you.


Steven

Concordia...41
09-05-2009, 11:24 AM
I think a lot of us are jealous! Go Gareth go!

- M

StevenBauer
09-05-2009, 11:33 AM
It seems they are near Meganissi now.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=38.6764,20.7295&ll=38.6764,20.7295&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1

Check out some of the pics of the area on Google maps:

http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/463221.jpg

http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/463102.jpg


Steven

jack grebe
09-05-2009, 02:49 PM
I think a lot of us are jealous!

- M
OK, OK, YES, I admit it:o

Canoez
09-05-2009, 05:23 PM
This gets more and more like "Where's Wado".

:D

I'm officially jealous.

StevenBauer
09-05-2009, 07:09 PM
Just to bump the jealousy quotient a little Gareth did mention something about a shortage of bikini tops. ;)

http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/8141195.jpg

Steven

Syed
09-05-2009, 07:51 PM
On Google Earth;

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s184/pinstco/Gareth-2.jpg

Mrleft8
09-06-2009, 10:46 AM
Too bad that area is such a Euro-trash magnet.

Syed
09-06-2009, 12:38 PM
This Google Earth image is close to the location, (Latitude:39.2023 Longitude:20.1867)

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s184/pinstco/Gareth-1.jpg

StevenBauer
09-06-2009, 07:24 PM
They are in Sivota now.

Latitude:38.6233
Longitude:20.684

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=38.6233,20.684&ll=38.6233,20.684&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1

http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/5296317.jpg

elf
09-06-2009, 08:52 PM
Boy, life is tough, hey?

Paul Pless
09-07-2009, 10:56 AM
Boy, life is tough, hey?

LOL...
Everything is wonderful and that's our daily message.

StevenBauer
09-07-2009, 11:04 AM
Now they are in Sami. What a cool looking harbor.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=38.2533,20.6475&ll=38.2533,20.6475&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1

www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7hMgzXuFkc


http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/4110381.jpg

Steven

StevenBauer
09-10-2009, 12:44 AM
They are through the Corinth Canal now.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=37.8673,23.3758&ll=37.8673,23.3758&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1

Latitude:37.8673
Longitude:23.3758


http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/5533395.jpg

Joe (SoCal)
09-10-2009, 07:26 AM
Just posted on Facebook


In Athens, too much motoring due to Easterly winds, but NW this morning, ready to conquer the Agean

Canoez
09-10-2009, 08:12 AM
Gawd. This is fun with the pictures added in!

:cool::D:cool:

StevenBauer
09-10-2009, 04:08 PM
These aren't his pictures yet, just ones from Google Earth from wherever he has just been.

Steven

John B
09-10-2009, 05:04 PM
I'd like to know how they manage that Corinth canal. I remember looking down from one of those bridges on a cruise ship going through and thinking I wouldn't like to be going the other way in a yatchit. I seem to recall they have 'passing lanes' but , I could be wrong.

Hwyl
09-13-2009, 09:57 AM
I didn't think the Spot was working, all the new addresses I put in did not get anything, I'll restart it.

I'm in Paros now we left Athens for Hydra (various spellings), but a phenomenal place, then we got to Serifos and then here. Most of the crew have gone on a ferry to Santorini, it would have meant a lot of upwind work to get back from there, if we'd sailed. I'm sorry to miss it but really need a day to catch up on maintenance.

I don't have the capability to send photos from here, but I'll post them when I get back.

John with the Corinth canal, it's a one way system, just like traffic lights at roadworks, it was about 250 Euros to go through, so they should be able to afford to manage it, interestingly the "bridges" at the ends lower into the water.

I think the high points so far have been Pititri in the South of Corfu anf Hydra, we had to raft stern to three deep in Hydra and dive on our anchor to untangle it from the other chains, I have some cool pictures of that. Spectacular sailing yesterday, in the Meltemi, we had a broad reach, 8.5 knots with just the double reefed main, we we're seeing 27 apparent. The harbor we're in on the West coast of Paros(Paikiki??) was a little hairy to enter, downwind past the rocks with a little left turn into shelter at the end, luckily we did not have to gybe, though I was stealing a little "by the lee".

R.I.Singer30
09-13-2009, 10:06 AM
Hi Gareth .they should have an envious emoticon.pics will be nice.

StevenBauer
09-13-2009, 10:36 AM
The last fix I received from SPOT was:
"Time:09/09/2009 14:22:09 (GMT)"

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=37.8673,23.3758&ll=37.8673,23.3758&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1

Latitude:37.8673
Longitude:23.3758

It sure is fun following along. <insert envious emoticon here>


Steven

John B
09-13-2009, 05:33 PM
John with the Corinth canal, it's a one way system, just like traffic lights at roadworks, it was about 250 Euros to go through, so they should be able to afford to manage it, interestingly the "bridges" at the ends lower into the water.



Thanks Gareth, its a long time .. about '89 or so since I was there ,so my memory is suspect. I was very impressed at the sight of it though.

I took a narrowboat through Blisworth tunnel a couple of times just prior to the greece trip so I do remember I looked pretty hard at the Corinth canal when I was there.Hah.

Hwyl
09-15-2009, 10:10 AM
A couple of days in Ios, itching to get going again

StevenBauer
09-16-2009, 10:44 PM
They're on the move again. Looks like Astypalea.


Latitude:36.61893
Longitude:26.3962
GPS location Date/Time:09/16/2009 14:12:26 GMT


http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=36.61893,26.3962&ll=36.61893,26.3962&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1

Nanoose
09-16-2009, 10:51 PM
OK...bring me up to speed here.
Is this a holiday? work? getting ready to do a passage back to the US? What the heck's going on?....and yes! Of course I'm jealous! ;)

StevenBauer
09-16-2009, 10:54 PM
Delivery. From Greece to Turkey. Tough job, eh?




Steven

Nanoose
09-16-2009, 10:59 PM
Ya - absolutely wretched. :rolleyes:

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
09-17-2009, 04:02 AM
I took a narrowboat through Blisworth tunnel a couple of times....

Snap - a real treat - I once took a class of seven year-olds through that in an open sided canal boat - I have never seen such a well behaved group of kiddies.

They were a lot more rowdy on the way back.

Hwyl
09-19-2009, 03:06 AM
I'm in Symi, everyone loves it here and were staying two or three days. I'd rather be sailing. This island has completely different style to the others.

Some problems with the boat.But nothing that can't be solved.

I had serious words over tangled anchors this morning. Inevitable in a U shaped harbour with everyone stern to. Mine was not tangled as I suspected. But people keep moving, dropping and hauling

elf
09-19-2009, 06:39 AM
I'm in Symi, everyone loves it here and were staying two or three days. I'd rather be sailing.

Ah. That's our curmudgeon!

Hwyl
09-19-2009, 10:27 AM
I love Kiwis

I got my anchor pulled up by another boat who was anchoring badly. I was stern to nexrxt to a fisherman and had to leave double quick. I release the dock line, untangled my stanchions from the fishermans grapnel. I had to use full power to get out of a downwind corner. I got real close to a Kiwi boat, who were shouting at me. I left the anchorage and was going to anchor in the bay. It was too deep at 90 feet. I only have 150 feet of chain.

I was going to go stern to on my own, which I've done before but it's daunting in deep water. On my way in I was met by the very same Kiwi skipper, who I'd almost hit, he realised my dilemma and had rowed out to help. We had to give it two goes, the second time with also a Brit and a Turkish American onboard. Great to have good help, and the Kiwi knew John B.

Phillip Allen
09-19-2009, 10:55 AM
I love Kiwis

I got my anchor pulled up by another boat who was anchoring badly. I was stern to nexrxt to a fisherman and had to leave double quick. I release the dock line, untangled my stanchions from the fishermans grapnel. I had to use full power to get out of a downwind corner. I got real close to a Kiwi boat, who were shouting at me. I left the anchorage and was going to anchor in the bay. It was too deep at 90 feet. I only have 150 feet of chain.

I was going to go stern to on my own, which I've done before but it's daunting in deep water. On my way in I was met by the very same Kiwi skipper, who I'd almost hit, he realised my dilemma and had rowed out to help. We had to give it two goes, the second time with also a Brit and a Turkish American onboard. Great to have good help, and the Kiwi knew John B.

that's the very thing that makes me want to be a cruiser...I'd still do it if I could

Hwyl
09-21-2009, 12:10 PM
In Marmaris Turkey and pretty tired. Feeling fairly negative about Rhodes, more later.

elf
09-21-2009, 02:03 PM
You got there! In the scheduled amount of time?

Do you get to fly home now?

John B
09-21-2009, 02:23 PM
I've been trying to think if I know them Gareth, but not ringing any bells just yet.