Ingela and Lars arrived on Leros yesterday and it was nice to see them again. We had a plan to explore the war museum and do a hike the next day, and they wanted to join us (as usual 🙂 )
We mooved from the anchorage the day before, to the town quay. It is free to stay there and it is also free water. We needed to fill up our tanks so we decided to stay there for a couple of days.
This buildings is on the town quay, build by the Italians.
You can see this is not a Greek style.
We walked west from Lakki to the War Museum. It is not open the whole day, so check out when it is open before going there.
We are walking along the main road, but it was not much traffic.
Can you see Astor??
This building is right where you are taking to the right from the main road.
The war museum is inside a tunnel. It is a little bit hard to see, but outside you will see a fighter and trucks from the war.
It is an interesting museum and it is worth a visit. You can see a movie from the war with an explanation about what happened.
Some instruments from the hospital.
They have been collected a lot of stuff, also from private houses on the island.
A pilot uniform from a Greek pilot.
Trucks on the outside.
Are you wondering why Ingela stands under the wing of the plane? It was raining a little bit 🙂 But it was the only drops on our hike.
The entrance of the museum.
We walked further on to the west on suddenly a dog started to follow us. No barking or anything, just started to walk together with us.
We walked up in the hill and after a while we had a view back to Lakka.
A beautiful butterfly!
We are used to look after cairns when we are hiking and this one was easy to see, a big one!
The dog looked after us all the way and made sure we were together.
It was a nice path all the way, not hard to find or walk.
Almost on the top, with a lot of remains after the war.
At the top of Patella Hill you will find the Parabolic Acoustic Mirror. It is a rare example of structural aerophone with 360-degree reception, consisting of three parabolic sectors, functionally independent and equipped with an assosiated listening notch, focused on the sector where the operator enter in order to hear any approaching enemy aircraft.
Lars and Astor inside the Parabolic Acoustic mirror.
It was a nice area to walk around and have a rest.
And a lot of ruins from the war.
The dog watch the goats coming. He stayed with us for a while but then he run to them. But he didn`t run after them, justed stopped and controlled them.
We gave him some water when we had our lunch break. He was very happy for that. It was a long walk and now it was our responsibility to take him back to his property.
Some of the goats escaped.
Nice view to the bay of Lakka.
We met a huge group of goats and sheeps on the way back, and still, the dog was not running after them. This was the most amazing dog I have seen ever. Specially Ingela and I was almost sad when he walked back to his owner.
A video from our hike. Look at the end where the dog have a swim because he was warm!
It was time to leave Lakka, but not Leros. We sailed to the bay on the northern side of Leros. Here you can see the town quay. It is free to stay there, and free water. Nice place!
Blefouti Bay, on the northern side, is absolutely stunning and a quiet place. One of the best restaurants on the island.
The next day we saailed to the eastern side of Leros, to Vromolithos beach, close to Panteli. Baravara with Ingela and Lars was still together with us.
Nice place to anchor, and nice view to the windmills.
We had a walk to Agia Marina. On our way I found theese octopus!
Amazing blue tree!
Someone told us we could find the best pita gyros in Agia Marina, so we stopped there to eat lunch together.
The bay seen from the top of the hill in Panteli. Also two other boats joined us. Both of them friends to Ingela and Lars. Entanche with Ellis and Roy from Netherland and Toboggan with Robin and Gisela from Canada.
Etanche has a Youtube channel and here is the episode from Leros where we met them.
We had planned dinner together with Ingela and Lars so we invited the other boats as well.
The same day we got an invitation to a pool party!! You can`t miss things like that. It was the Norwegian guy Gunnar, who we met on 17th of May, who invited us to his house. So we sailed around the corner to Agia Marina.
Ingela and Lars come also with us. And we didn`t regret! What a place!! We had a swim before the other guests arrived.
And then it was barbeque. It was people from the whole world, Italy, France, USA, Jordan, Slovenia, and then Sweden and Norway. So many interesting people!!
The house had a huge kitchen/livingroom, and two ensuite bedrooms. And all the interior was amazing.
All of us brought something to barbeque and it was a lot of food!!
We had some good discussions around the table.
And the view over the bay was amazing! Luckily for Ingela and Lars, because we saw their boat were dragging. So Lars and Astor run down to take care of that. Another Norwegian boat was also in the bay and they saw what was happening, so they took their dinghy over to the Swedish boat. But everything was looked so he couldn`t do anything. But it went well!
Someone had birthday, and it was a bit windy so it was hard to light the candle!
Some of the interior of the house.
Thanks Gunnar for the invitation, it was a memorable moment!
This is the bay where we anchored, and Gunnars house is up in the hill in the middle of the photo.
The week together with Ingela and Lars come to an end 🙁 It is a beautiful couple to spend time together with! The last day we went to the bay on the northern side again, and went to the restaurant to have our last dinner together, so far!
Not much people at the restaurant but very good food!
A quiet evening in the bay.
Ingela and Lars is rowing back to their boat. See you later somewhere! Wish you a nice summer in Sweden!