As we return to Envoy from dinner ashore we all comment on how perfectly still the air is and how calm the sea is. Talk about the calm before the storm!
At 1230 we’re all rudely awoken by huge gusts of wind buffeting Envoy, then thunder, lightning and heavy rain. We all immediately get up and reaching the pilothouse see a Belgian aluminium yacht, Grand Chalem, dragging sideways down onto our bow. There is no time to take any evasive action before her starboard side squarely slams into our stretched-out anchor chain, bounces off, then slides bow first down our starboard side before disappearing into the night.
Grand Chalem’s skipper comes over in his RHIB to check and is also relieved there is to damage to either boat, probably because he had fenders on his hull. However he says is wife is somewhat traumatised by the experience and they will spend a few days secured to a pontoon in the harbour until they’re ready to venture forth again.
Amy and Laurie enjoying late afternoon drinks at Meganisi
We spotted this huge open RHIB at Gouvia Marina – about 13m and even has a small RHIB on its stern
Envoy anchored at Mourtos
Same anchorage shot from the idyllic beach
An interesting flower bed at Mourtos
A day tripper boat enters a sea cave near Mourtos
When the tour boat leaves we enter the cave