Thursday May 10 Leaving Loutro

Written by Jack van Ommen on May 10th, 2012

My friend here showed the way on the 45 minute hike above the water’s edge to Sweet Water Beach. It is a rough trail and I am glad that I have a good pair of hiking boots with me on the boat.  There are a few fresh water springs in the beach surface not far from the sea’s edge. This makes it possible for some people to rough it and camp out under the shade trees. The water was still a bit too cold for my taste but Lydwien did not seem to mind and went for long swims. Lydwien has travelled to many exotic destinations, back packing in the jungles of Sul;awesi, the back roads of Ecuador, etc. I enjoyed  very much being in company with a fellow traveller.

I found fresh Octopus and made my usual stir fry aboard for dinner for the two of us. It will be difficult to turn my stern to Loutro today on my way west once again. This has to be one of the prettiest and most relaxing stops along my 7 year Ode-to-sea.  The road connections from my next planned stop, the marina at Palaichoras, to Iraklion are challenging, because of the high mountain range. So, I will skip that road plan and the car rental. I will need to address the leak in my water tank and patch the rubber dinghy in the marina. Next I’ll have to try and catch a reasonable good wind direction to get into the Adriatic from here. For the next days there are fairly strong N.W. predicted. And that is right on the nose.

 

2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Camelia says:

    Great for you. I didn’t forget you with the finding of that person. I try, but it is difficult, I have asked some persons, I should wait Fane and he to ask different persons of his age, maybe know better, I am sure that the persons you are looking for, were not for the first time in Zimnicea. Maybe you can give me a short description, tall, age, …anything you remember. So, that persons were from Svishtov. I know the director of the port in Svishtov, Mr Popov, maybe he can help me.

  2. jackvanommen says:

    Buna Zhiua Camelia,
    Be sure to read today’s blog. The story already has its happy ending. Melina found her father!

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