Kefalonia

POSITION: 38°18’03.6″N 20°36’05.2″E Coming out of the lee of southern tip of Ithaka proved a little more challenging than expected. The winds bore down on us at 25 knots, whipping spray off the waves. Reefed and ready, we tucked a …

The Corinth Canal

Position: 37°57’14″N 22°57’20″E For centuries one tyrant after another envisioned a canal uniting the Gulf of Corinth and the Aegean Sea. Seeking a shortcut to the long, risky voyage around the Peloponnese peninsula has always made economic sense. One of …

Dolphins!

Position: 38°02’17″N 22°48’42″E You need dolphins – lots of dolphins! Crossing the Gulf of Corinth a couple dozen dolphins took a shine to Aleta and played in her bow wave for a good 30 minutes. As every mariner knows, dolphins …

Photos: Sifnos

Position: 36°55’57″N 24°41’19″E The best-known Cyclades islands are household names and global brands. Mykonos, Santorini, Paros and Naxos are the headliners. With direct flights and regular ferry services, those islands’ year-round populations increase by orders of magnitude in July and …

Guest List

Position: 37°18’04″N 26°33’42″E Several people, for reasons we cannot fully explain, want to spend time on Aleta. Some want to learn what the cruising life is like, some would like to carouse, some would like to sail, some would like …