10 Jul - 15 Jul 2004 Patras

Mediterranean Sea
Gulf of Patras
Hellenic Republic of Greece
Yacht Marina
SY "Kamu II" alongside.
€ 18.- per night.

Click below for a bird's-eye view of our marina berth:

Click here for a summary of this year's travels:
2004 Map

Matt: Dismantling, rinsing and descaling the silted/blocked double-walled exhaust pipes of our Perkins 4.236M diesel engine and thus stabilising the engine temperature at a perfect 78° C; thank you for your help, Benito and Andreas.

Visiting the ancient site of Olympia in Elis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of temples (e.g. the Temple of Hera and the Temple of Zeus), priests' dwellings and public buildings (e.g. the hippodrome and later stadium, the Prytaneion and the Philippeion, the Bouleuterion and the Palaestra, the Gymnasion and the Leonidaion) where the Olympic Games took place every four years, beginning in 776 BCE, and where the Olympic flame of the modern-day Olympic Games is lit by reflection of sunlight in a parabolic mirror at the restored Olympia stadium and then transported by a torch to the place where the games are held.

Taking a train ride on the toy-like 750-mm gauge rack-and-pinion railway (known to Greeks as the odontotos - "the train with teeth"), built in 1885 CE and featuring several tunnels, up the spectacular Vouraikos Gorge from Diakofto (a seaside resort between Corinth and Patras) to Kalavryta, thus climbing over 720 m during a 22.5 km journey, and walking back downhill right inbetween the narrow rails.