Mossielongi

23 Apr

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Monday night in Mesolongi involved more socialising. Gavin & Mary on Blue Elephant had been our neighbours in the marina last June when PT ‘parked’ me and the boat in Mesolongi for a short spell of work in the UK. They had been very welcoming and helpful, so it was good to meet up with them to catch up again. Less welcome was the renewed acquaintance with the famous Mesolongi mosquitoes.
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Mesolongi is located in between two large but shallow lagoons, with extensive marshland – the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. They feasted on us last night and there was a squadron of the blighters in a holding pattern at the stern of the boat this morning, just waiting for breakfast. We lifted the anchor as quickly as we could and high-tailed it out of there towards Trizonia.

7 hours and 35 nautical miles later we moored alongside in the unfinished marina on the island of Trizonia. The wind was on the nose for the duration of the passage and piped up to a Force 7 as it whistled through the narrow gap straddled by the impressive Rion-Antirrion Bridge.

The Rion-Antirrion Bridge crossing the Gulf of Corinth

The Rion-Antirrion Bridge crossing the Gulf of Corinth

Springtime is glorious, my favourite time of year. Lovely and warm but not so hot to sap energy and send the hardiest sun-worshipper scuttling into the shade. We took a stroll across the island, surrounded by a carpet of wildflowers and clouds of butterflies. The peace was only broken by the constant hum of bees. Bliss 🙂
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TODAY’S WILDLIFE
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