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Solo-Circumnavigation of Peleponnese 2016
A closer look…
© Christian Dingenotto 2016
Going round Peleponnes 2016
Days and Distances
Slow-Down-Day Slow-Down-Day Friend´s Paddle Slow-Down-Day weather-bound
Overview - Distances
Specials
Longest Distance / Day 65
Shortest Distance / Day 3,3
Longest Distance in 24 hours (incl. Night-Paddle) 79,2
Longest Distance in one go (without landing on shore) 48,3
Crossings
Koroni Kap Kourtissa 21,25
Kalivia/Paganea Kap Xili 24,5
FokianosSpetses/ Agii Anargiri 25,4
Night Paddles
Xilocastro to Diakopto 40,6
Parallia Kalamakiou to Sandhill Kalogria Beach 18,5
Peleponnese 2016:
„Tricky bits“
Overview - Tricky Bits
• Kalogria – Gerolimenas: longest time in the boat (48,3 km)
• Crossing Fokianos – Spetses: longest crossing with force 3 to 4 "diagonal"
headwinds
• Before and about Rion-Bridge: lots of traffic, and biggest crossing seas
caused by a force 5 tailwind
• Paddle to Alykes and Night Paddle along Kalogria: relatively big surf for a
solo-paddle + nightpaddle in some swell
Dear Diary ….
From Kefalonia to Kyllini
Day 1: being offshore…
Day 1: watch out …
Daily Life: Morning has broken …
… like the first morning…
Paddling…
…Paddling …
…Paddling …
Paddling ... to Koroni
… Paddling & watch out ...
Paddling & „Discovery“
Paddling … and Coffee
& Discovery …
… & Discovery …
… & Discovery
Landing …
Landing …
Landing …
& Landing
Preparing: Planning & PFD-“Charging“
Preparing: Breakfast & Lunch
Camping … or…
or …Camping … or…
and…Camping …
and…Camping … or…
… Camping
looking forward to tomorrow…
Navarino-Coast: getting closer …
Navarino Coast: mind the gap …
Navarino Bay: Insight
Navarino Bay: on shore
Navarino Coast: Methoni
Navarino Coast: Methoni
Capes & Crossings
Cape Akritas
Cape Akritas
Cape Akritas: round the „corner“
Crossing …
… landing.
The Cape before the cape …
The Cape before the cape …
Gerolimenas: being safe …
Gerolimenas: being safe …
Cape Tennaro
Cape Tennaro
Round the Corner: Porto Kagio
Cape Maleas …
… Cape Maleas …
… Cape Maleas …
… Cape Maleas …
… Cape Maleas …
… Cape Maleas: Monastery
… Cape Maleas: Lighthouse
„Canale grande“ ….
„Canale grande“ ….
„Canale grande“ ….
„Canale grande“ ….
„Canale grande“ ….
„Canale grande“ ….
Paddling with Friends
Weatherbound …
Being lazy …
… preparing for midnight paddle.
Good Prospects
pretty views …
… can change the next day
Another moon-paddle ahead …
Dawn of the „last“ day leads to …
… happy campers and coffee.
Getting closer to Kyllini
… where it all began.
Done and … just happy.
Thank you to…
• George for providing the boat, good advice and helping me to get permission for
going through the Corinth Canal
• Pavlos for taking me to the ferry port in Poros
• Dave for some good company in Pylos
• The Authorities of the Corinth Canal for „letting me through“
• Vasilis for giving me a rest, a place to sleep and good company
• Barbara and her partner for photos and a great breakfast
• And of cause to my wife Dagmar for letting me do all those weard trips and even
taking me back afterwards.

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Solo Circumnavigation of the Peleponnese Peninsula