CORINTH canal and a MELTDOWN moment - Sailing A B Sea (Ep.040)
But, we're about to when. I say about to maybe. In a couple of hours we, will be passing underneath, a very, large suspension. Bridge it, will be dark when we go under but it currently is it's very well lit up with blue neons and all the navigation, lights that you'd expect. Just. Going to grab this before, we lose the lights the Sun has gone, down there behind us in the West we of course therefore heading east you, can't see it with the camera or any, one of the cameras we've got on board but, we're about to well. When I say about two maybe. In a couple of hours we, will be passing underneath, a very, large suspension. Bridge it. Will be dark when we go under but it currently is it's very well lit up with, blue neons and all the navigation, lights that you'd expect so. There is a traffic separation scheme, as. You, go either way is the West under, the bridge we. Will be on the south side of the bridge because. We're heading east and we, have to Radio ahead and get permission to go through and tell them how tall we are and how, long we are and they'll, tell us yes, carry on through the south, side or no there's a big Bell, light coming through on the south side you go through on the upon the northern side. So then. We're. Sailing through the night or motoring. Through the night because there's absolutely no wind now and we should by, the time the Sun comes up on ourselves somewhere, near to the, northern. Entrance of the Corinth, canal that'll. Be interesting. The. Linguist the lady theory of African difficulty selling, out ABC, one. Mile out from the South town getting. With the lady to the Falcon in the theatre I. Was. Like being on a rollercoaster ride. I. Don't. Know I. Can't. Over oh my, god. Copy. For seven miles at the bridge. Maybe, see ya. Guess. Where we are. Corinth, canal control, Corinth, canal control, Corinth, canal control, this is sailing, yacht ABC. ABC. ABC over. Good. Morning sir we are on the western, side and we want to travel east. 14. 1 4 meters. Do. You pay cash or any agent, it. Would be cash in. Your ass. Right. Now we are, three, miles from the entrance. Thank, You control we'll be in touch half a mile before the entrance ABC. Rather. Corinth canal entrance, and it's, 7:55. In, the morning, there are several vessels waiting, to go through including, ourselves.
So. We're just half a mile from the entrance waiting, for some vessels, coming out of the canal to. Clear, the way and then once that's done we'll. Be given our orders. As. To which. Order, we go through it so. I don't know there's, a big tug of very something, the, company yachts here and. There's. A big vessel over there but I don't know if he's going through the, most expensive, canal, to traverse in the world. Kilometer. Or foot or mile it's, really quite a short canal but very expensive. And. We'll won't know exactly how much it's going to cost us until we get to the other end that's. Where we tie up and pay so, if we don't like what they're charging us we can't just reverse out and come back. So. We'll, just. Sit here wait until we're told what to do, it's. Been exciting with just, just, about to enter, the, character canal now, so. Check. It out. I hadn't. Realized, how narrow this canal actually, is and, the walls have just been sliced, through, they're not reinforced. With concrete or anything. We're coming up to a reinforced, bit now a, very, low wall on either side. This, side is actually reinforced. Pretty. Much halfway up the wall it's quite a high section. This this part. I. Picked. Up the myth. Thank, you. Yeah. Thank, you well, we just had a very interesting but uneventful, trip through, the Corinth, canal. Uneventful. In the fact that it's literally just a straight line cut through the rock the. Biggest concern for me was the depth. Of the water and I think the worst we got on our depth, gauge was, six seven, meters so. Ahead. Of us was a really big cargo ship that was getting towed through by a tug and I just figured well if that big fella can get through then, we've got no problem with our one point 8 meter keel and as we come through the canal we came from. North. To south or as some people like to say from, west to east it just depends on how. Geographically. Perfect you want to be but either way when we exited, the canal we had to pull over to the starboard side there was a big dock there to pull over and tie up and, go into the office and pay for, our 14. Meter. Vessel. It cost us. 249. Euros and, I did say it was the most expensive canal, to. Traverse. For. The cost and, the distance involved it really didn't take that long to get through these quite a short canal and, very easy really you just got a radio, in and follow, the instructions, we, are now in the Aegean, and, things.
A Bit different here it. Was raining as we exited it, is now obviously as you can see. So, yeah it's turned out nice and our, chosen destination for, tonight's stopover, is poor, us which. Is another nice Greek island apparently, we. Will need to refuel there apparently the the, fuel. Tank comes to, where you parked up along the key side and you fill up that way and the same I would imagine with water. I'll. Be glad to get there it's been. Yeah it's been. It's, not being tiring, it's just when you do do, an. Overnighter, you do feel a bit ropey the next day so. It, would be nice to stop I think we're about two. Hours away from stopping, I'll. Be good. As. We approach poor us Alain. Gave us, some really good advice on, dropping, the anchor for stone to mooring, however. In practice, it was more tricky and it, took us a few attempts, before we, were, securely, tied to the dock with Mike and Elaine's help. People. Keep showing up. Back. I'm. Calling, it opening the chamber this, is not like that yeah, and it's just taking, you time and that punishment and weather, like this it's not you like you can think. Okay. Go. To reverse I'll give you a shout. Yeah yeah. Tiger. Came. Yeah. Eleven. Okay. After. Putting the boat to bed we, kicked back had, sundowners, and sat. On the back of the boat watching the evening ferry implore, us. I've. Just been up on deck to, see what I can do to help prepare. To. Cast. Off and go on up the next leg of our journey and. As. The captain, is very very. Clearly told me that he wants me to rest my arm. Don't. Feel really useless, I. Just. Hate letting I see, him Doug because he's already doing so much. It's. Not about me wanting, to, feel arrow, a cup or anything, like that is just that. We're. A part of a team and I'm like this useless part, at the moment and all I can do is the basic, stuff. And. I'm upset. Because I can't do anything. Practical. To, help and. I'm. Air well we're motoring it's not so bad, and an even with, the autopilot, and. Lines. Leading back to the helm that. You. Know even, sailings, not, that hard but, it's just I can't even do the prep, I got. Ringing any fenders. So. So. Just gonna get I. Just. Gotta get on with it as well like he's been awake since you. Know God knows how long working, out why he's gotta do it in what order and all, I could do is just. Sit. With a bloody broken arm. Okay. There are some things I can do I, can. Film. What we're doing and. Talk, to you so. Today. Thursday. The 4th of October, and, we. Are, now. On passage, having just left a beautiful little. Of Poros we're. On passage, to sepharose, and. That will take us about, 10. Hours, at. The moment the, Sun is still rising, the. Sea, is very calm because there's little, to no wind at all so. Obviously, we're going to be motoring, to start with, bass. Check windy, and we. May get a little bit of wind later on this afternoon, so. We'll see how that Panda windy, hasn't, always, given. Us what it's promised. Or. Nature, hasn't always given us what Wendy's promised. This. Morning we left the Greek island of Poros and we're now motor. Sailing, our way towards, the Greek island of Serapis. When. We left it was really really, dead carved dead flat now. We, have. Thirteen. Point, six knots of apparent wind it has been up to 17 knots so we do have the head sail out which is nice because it gives us an extra knot. ABC. Is quite a fast little, boat, she. As. I've mentioned previously, she will do eight knots at, 1,800, revs in, dead black conditions because, of the nice. Gory folding, prompt we have. Believed. In under sail she, will belt out a good a good tune. We, haven't really had perfect, win the perfect sales to. Find out what her peak is but I'm sure we'll get an opportunity somewhere, along the line anyway, I digress, what, was it going with this. Oh yeah.
This, Is just another heart towards our final destination, of cash in, Turkey, it's spelled Kas. But, pronounced cash and. The reasons we're going there I've mentioned, previously I think, Mike. I'm that boat over there who's, helping some other people get to the same place. Keith's. Got a big toolbox and he's gonna let. Me have access to that so, we can complete a list of little, niggly jobs that we want to just tweak, on ABC, we've. Got to be there by at least the 12th of October, because. Mike's. Fiance. Helene needs to be somewhere, it's. Now the fourth of October so we do have plenty of time it's not far to go, but. We're just doing the little hops after that big 24-hour hop, we. Are now just passing, by the, southern. Portion, of the Greek, island, of Serifos and, first. Impressions, is it's, very rocky, and not. Very green. In. Fact the only green thing I can see is in. Some of the rock coloration. It's quite amazing to think that people live. Here and farm, here and survive, here it's very very barren, but. Maybe this is just the southern portion, maybe, it's beautiful and green in the north we haven't been there yet what, we are going to do is. Around. That headland there. We're. Going to take a left-hand. Turn or, we're going to turn to port for. You nautical, folks and. There's. A big bay in there and we're going to find the the, port town and. We're going to stay here for tonight so. That should be interesting. We. Need to fuel up again and while, we can we'll, top off the water tanks, always, like to keep the tanks as topped. Up as possible you. Never know when you. Know somewhere you go might not have what you're looking for at. Least it gives you some extra wriggle. Room to move on to somewhere else let's get fuel or water, so. We are now probably about an, hour away from dropping anchor of. Course when I say dropping. Anchor I mean dropping. Anchor sort. Of more on the key side Stern to med, mooring style. More, practice the better you get apparently. Go away. His, little wings were nearly blowing off so I've spent about an hour just actually. Sheltering. Him he. Did realize he'd probably got a lifespan of about three hours I know but, you know he's got full three, hour life span there, and, now that the winds dropped of, you know he's alright it can hold on. I'm. On a 46, book over there. Maybe. Say maybe sing aerosol. Go. Ahead, yeah. Buddy yeah we mend up along side so, you can come on sorrows be useful, our family inside. So put some all your pens on the three jewels. Universities. We, offenders on both sides for. Thoughts, like three on the starboard side Nick come on Charles. Next. Week on sailing ABC we have a good sail from Sara Foster EOS and, it gets a little hairy near the end with, 30-knot, winds and confused, seas but, it all ends well if, you enjoyed this video don't forget to click on the subscribe button and the bell icon so you get notifications every, time we, release a brand new sailing video thanks. For watching and, take it easy.