Having had the longest swim ever at Myrtos Bay we resolved never to let my sister be leader again. We came back exhausted. Sailed to Fiscardo but felt it was too busy a port and headed to Ayia Eutuchia where we went to a restaurant called Perasma for anchovies and sardines, fried courgettes and octopus.
The next day was special as it was my sister's birthday so we headed off to Kastos and Kalamnos some small, largely uninhabited islands and as the winds had picked up we sailed with good winds behind us watching the shoals of tuna fish jumping in the water.
We feasted on a puttanesca, a melon Birthday cake with candles and fireworks. The sun was setting and we were heading towards Kalamnos when Nick spotted a spout as he called it. We circled around a couple of times and to our absolute amazement and delight we saw Mediterannean Monk Seals, two of them, swimming and diving around. The boys got into the dinghy and headed over closer to take some pictures. They are quite rare so we were delighted to have spotted them.The winds, the tuna and the Monk Seals made the day.